Cottage Gardening forum: Lonicera- Honeysuckle

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 1, 2010 7:51 PM CST
Yellow Honeysuckle 'John Clayton"

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 3, 2010 6:43 AM CST
Love that yellow! I've got a couple of red trumpet honeysuckles, and love them- as do the hummingbirds! Are the hummers drawn to the yellow one?

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 3, 2010 6:47 AM CST
This variegated one is 'Harlequin'

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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 3, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Hummers love most any honeysuckle but I do see that this yellow one is their least favorite. However, I do really love it. I have lots of vining honeysuckles so they are not really missing out if they ignore this one.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 3, 2010 12:10 PM CST
They love the red variety, guess its true red attracts them, although I've even seen them sampling from Daffodils before.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 3, 2010 12:48 PM CST
I have some of the red-reddish trumpet honeysuckles also. And then I have the regular honeysuckle fowered form. I really like vining honeysuckles. I have at least 14 of them, probably more. I used to have even more but some died out over the years for one reason or another.
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Apr 30, 2010 5:40 AM CST
Can you drink from the red ones just like the yellow ones (pull the ?stamen/pistil through and it comes out with a bead of honey on it?)? My daughter is a fan of the honeysuckle for that reason.

Also, is the red perennial or annual?
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 30, 2010 10:14 AM CST
All Honeysuckle vines are prennenial. I wouldn't know about trying the necter. I never tried that on any of my honeysuckles.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 1, 2010 5:54 AM CST
I don't know if the trumpet honeysuckle have the nectar you can taste or not. They don't have the fragrance of the Japanese vine honeysuckle, but do attract hummers, so there must be nectar there.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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