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Honeysuckle, Mint Crisp

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Fragrant honeysuckle with speckled leaves.

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This luscious blend of honeysuckle fragrance and delectable cream speckled leaves is irresistible! Plant in patio pots and train upright along trellises to show off this unique climber. Clusters of tubular flowers turn from cream to deeper yellow. Leaves take on pinkish hues as summer turns into fall. Provide steady moisture, especially through dry summers. A wonderful plant for luring hummingbirds.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-10

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

120-144 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Summer

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Borders, Trellis or Lattice

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  • Lonicera

    Lonicera
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Lonicera: Potted Perennial Plant

How to Plant

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location with 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 shrubs.
  • 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, 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
4-10
Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-48 inches
Spread
120-144 inches
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer
Ornamental Use
Borders, Trellis or Lattice
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Lonicera
Life Cycle
Perennial
Honeysuckle, Mint Crisp is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MINT CRISP WHEN IT CAM i THOUGHT ITS SMALLER THEN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BUT IT GREW AND CLIMBED FAST VERY SATISFIED
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful, vigorous garden plant I purchased this honeysuckle several months ago and it arrived healthy, sturdy, and raring to go. I potted it into a 3-gallon container because we're renovating our yard and its final home, a large raised bed, hadn't been constructed yet. It took off in its pot, more than quadrupling its size (admittedly our winters here in California are very kind to plants) and yesterday I planted it in its new home. It has multiple runners ready to be trained, and the center is dense with foliage. This is a beautiful plant with bright red stems and variegated foliage -- even without flowers it is attractive. We couldn't be happier with our purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best honeysuckle ever We received three Mint Crisp Honeysuckle plants last spring. All did very well and grew to over four feet the first year. One got hit with herbicide drift from farmers spaying weeds. It lost nearly all it's leaves and looked like it would die. However, it came back and before the summer was over, it grew back and got even taller. Had one under the garage eave and it looked bad. Called Burpee and told them and the rep told me to try to move it and if that didn't work, they'd send another. Dug it up and moved it and it is growing fine. Not as tall as the others, but is growing and still has blooms on it even though it is only about three feet tall now. The smell is wonderful. Going to order three more when they are back in stock.
Date published: 2015-05-05
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