• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly climb 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly climb 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis startling Honeysuckle offers unique coral-red flowers and slightly purple foliage that's most exotic, yet it is surprisingly hardy. Great sprawling vine for shade arbors, lattice and trellis. Fast growth covers outbuildings or unattractive utilities in no time. Makes a super bank or slope groundcover and it will cascade over retaining walls in a wave of rich color.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Benefits from some shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to control size. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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