Honeysuckle (Lonicera 'Gold Flame') in the Honeysuckles Database

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 10 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: Blue-green
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Rose pink with yellow interior
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: June - August, with sparser bloom continuing into Fall on new growth
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Parentage: Lonicera sempervirens x Lonicera americana

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 7, 2016 7:13 PM

This is a very colorful honeysuckle, quite striking with its vivid contrast between hot pink and yellow. Fills in a trellis quite quickly, and takes heavy pruning in stride. I have mine on an entrance trellis into my herb garden and keep it sheared to about 1' on either side of the support. The evening/morning fragrance is sweet, but not as strong as other honeysuckles I have. Very nice vine. I have not had any health problems with it.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 7, 2011 2:52 PM

This is a beautiful vine with an exquisite fragrance. Plant it somewhere nearby where the smell can permeate the surrounding air and be enjoyed frequently.

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Posted by Maridell (Sioux City IA - Zone 4b) on Feb 5, 2012 10:01 AM

Cold Hardiness: -20 to -30 F. Fast growing but easy to prune and train.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Apr 23, 2013 2:59 AM

Colorful and beautiful Honeysuckle.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 6, 2018 7:36 PM

This Goldflame Honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckrottii) is a hybrid species probably between Lonicera americana x Lonicera sempervirens that came from Willis Nursery in Ottawa, Kansas. Dr. Michael Dirr considers this as the most handsome climbing Honeysuckle, and I must say it does look really good.

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