Giant honey flower (Eng.)
This large striking shrub has large blue-grey to green leaves and huge bronze or maroon flower heads. They grow actively in winter and flower in spring. It attracts many birds due to its abundant nectar production. It has medicinal properties - the leaves are made into poultices which are applied to wounds, bruises, backaches, and sore joints, but is poisonous if consumed. While the plant is fairly low maintenance, it should be pruned back heavily to encourage new growth.