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Melianthus major

Melianthus major

Silvery-glaucous, deeply-toothed leaves with tubular crimson flowers in summer.

Price: 28.62 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

Unit Description:

18 Plants / Rack

Resilience:

Half-hardy

Habit:

Upright

Flowering Time:

May - July

Height x Spread:

250 x 150 cm

Available to Order:

February - August

Recommend Sales:

February - November

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Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

Silvery-glaucous, deeply-toothed leaves with tubular crimson flowers in summer.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining, but moist soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

This dramatic architectural shrub makes a stunning specimen for a sunny, perennial border or exotic-style garden in warmer areas of the country

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Half-hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

250 x 150 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

Red

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

May - July

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

Can survive winter in very well protected situations, especially if sheltered from hard frosts.

Plant Care:

Protect with dry mulch during the winter and cut back the stems in the spring.

Cultural Information

Family:

MELIANTHACEAE

Genus:

Melianthus

Species:

major

Category:

Shrub

Recommended Pot Sizes:

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

45 weeks over Winter

22 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

4.5 to 5.0

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

February - August

Recommended Sales Window:

February - November

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:13/1823/18
Qty:9928

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

Point of Sale Material:

XL 15cm (1.44)

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.

Qty Discounts Available

  • for orders over 50 trays + additional discounts when placed 16 weeks in advance

Min Order 10 Trays

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