One of the finest shrubby plants in cultivation, this gem has large, creamy-veined leathery leaves topped by outstanding golden, incredibly fragrant flower heads. The name 'mellifera' refers to the sweet fragrance of honey which on a warm day will drift across the garden, amazing all who are nearby. Please be aware that you may discover the occasional seedling hybrid with related forms that grow in our extensive gardens, such as E. stygiana or E. 'Pasteurii', but these are also exceptionally beautiful plants.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Seeds / gram:50 (Approx)