Honeysuckle vines offer easy care flowers with a wonderful fragrance.
Each floret is around 5cm long and are a deep rose pink, warming to a gold interior. In the right conditions, the flowers are usually followed by ornamental red berries that the birds will enjoy.
This cultivar has a more intense colouring than the common form. You can remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
The leaves are deep green, with a blue green reverse. Quick to establish and grow. The branches are not self twining, so you will need to tie them to their support. The good news is you will be able to choose their path.
Honeysuckle ‘Gold Flame’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know it has been put through its paces.
Plant Honeysuckle in full sun to semi shade. Choose a moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low, they are dry tolerant once established. Beneficial insects and birds love these flowers. A winter prune will keep them bushy and vital.
You could choose to prune Honeysuckle ‘Gold Flame’ into a small shrub, or take the easy route and let the twining stems ramble through trees or shrubs, along walls or fences, through pergolas or trellises, or wherever needs decorating.
In cold climates it may be deciduous, the leaves will turn yellow before falling in winter. It will quickly reshoot as the weather warms. The berries are more likely to form with warmer weather.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Lonicera x heckrottii
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade