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Lonicera, Major Wheeler

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Masses of blooms all season long.

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Masses of red trumpet shaped blooms cover this native honeysuckle vine beginning in late spring and continuing through autumn. A fast grower, it's also deer resistant and a hummingbird favorite!
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Zone

4-8

Sun

Full Sun

Height

3-8 feet

Spread

3-8 feet

Bloom Season

Fall

Resistant To

Deer

Ornamental Use

Borders

Planting Time

Fall, Spring

Genus

Lonicera

Life Cycle

Perennial

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  • Lonicera: Potted Perennial Plant

    How to Plant

    Planting in the Garden:

    • Select a location in rich, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Lonicera can tolerate urban conditions. Consider that the vines will need something to climb on such as a trellis, arbor, side of a building, or climbing over sprubs.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
    • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
    • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
    • Dig a hole for each plant, approximately 3-8 feet apart depending on the variety, large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
    • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
    • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
    • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

    How to Grow

    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
    • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
    • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
    • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
    • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
    • Prune as needed after flowering to keep plants within bounds.

    Growing Tips

    • Lonicera berries in fall are popular with birds.
    • Honeysuckle is a great plant to cover a pergola or arbor, and some varieties are deliciously fragrant.
  • Zone
    4-8
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    3-8 feet
    Spread
    3-8 feet
    Bloom Season
    Fall
    Resistant To
    Deer
    Ornamental Use
    Borders
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Genus
    Lonicera
    Life Cycle
    Perennial