A rare, high altitude, hardy dwarf relative of the fabulous Melianthus major. Silver-grey, deeply fingered leaves smelling of hazelnuts when bruised. Maroon flowers with chocolate bracts and green stamens produce large, pale green inflated fruits that children cannot resist popping!
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer.
Common name:Honey flower, Karoo kruidjie-roe-my-nie ,Touch-me not
Classification:Half hardy shrub
Seeds / gram:40 (Approx)