Purple-Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||lon-ISS-er-a juh-PON-ih-kuh pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Twining stems quickly climb 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11