Growing Honeysuckle

Growing Honeysuckle

Scentsation Honeysuckle

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Attractive, long-blooming vines with fragrant tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds. Best trained to a fence, trellis, or arbor. Hardy to zone 4, and Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine (20602) is hardy to zone 3. Plant potted Honeysuckle Vine in spring after the last frost or bare root plants up to 4 to 8 weeks earlier. Prepare a planting hole 12 inches wide and deep and mix in compost or other organic material. Plant with the roots as deep as when growing in the nursery.

Maintenance

For full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Not self-climbing, so vines should be twined or tied to the support structure. Benefits from annual pruning to remove dead wood, weak shoots, and to maintain size as desired.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use full rates of Gromax Fertilizer Tablets 20-10-5 (51165), Algoflash All-Purpose Liquid Fertilizer 6-6-6 (51085), or Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221).

Alternative Products

Other hardy perennial flowering vines are Blue Moon Wisteria Vine (21236), Clematis, and Maypop Passionflower Vine (13597).

Complimentary Products

Honeysuckle Vine is a moderate feeder that benefits from occasional fertilization. Flowering annual vines include Hyacinth Bean and Morning Glories.

Product Recommendations

Black Gold Earthworm Castings (54307) can be used to enrich the soil at planting.

Honeysuckle Facts

Usually free from significant pest or disease problems. Aphids, leaf spot, and powdery mildew are occasional problems.

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