Melianthus villosus (new)
Very bold grey-green, hairy, serrated edged pinnate foliage and softly hairy black-purple striped green flowers in tall heads during summer on a plant to 2m tall. Possibly hardier than M. major. May be cut back by frost, but will grow vigorously from the base as a herbaceous perennial. For a warm sunny position. Most importantly, flowers on the current season stems.