Honey Vine (Cynanchum laeve)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: Climbs and twines to 20 feet or more
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: White with greenish-white lobes that sometimes have purple shading.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain toxic alkaloids; milky sap may cause contact dermititis in some individuals.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem


Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
By Mindy03 on June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 5:44 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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