The Main Plant entry for Honeysuckles (Lonicera)

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy


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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:11 PM

"Honeysuckles are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China; Europe, India and North America, with about 20 native species each. Widely known species include Lonicera periclymenum (honeysuckle or woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, or Chinese honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or woodbine honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers on some of these plants, especially L. sempervirens and L. ciliosa (orange honeysuckle). The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist.

Several species of honeysuckle have become invasive when introduced outside their native range, particularly in New Zealand and the United States. Invasive species include L. japonica, L. maackii, L. morrowii, and L. tatarica.

Honeysuckles are valued as garden plants, for their ability to cover unsightly walls and outbuildings, their profuse tubular flowers in summer, and the intense fragrance of many varieties. The hardy climbing types need their roots in shade, and their flowering tops in sunlight or very light shade. Varieties need to be chosen with care, as they can become substantial."

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 22, 2013 4:22 PM

I love honeysuckles. In fact I have lots of honeysuckle vines growing all over my garden. I am not the only one that loves them as all the honeysuckles are popular with the hummingbirds.

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