In early summer clusters of up to twenty tubular, bright orange, fragrant flowers open, arranged in whorls and blooming at the branch tips, fruiting later as attractive clusters of red-orange berries. This strong climbing honeysuckle, native to the western and southern states of the USA is happiest in partial shade and will tolerate moist or dry soils, where it will even scramble over the ground at soil level if giving nothing to climb upon.
Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
Common name:Western Trumpet Honeysuckle
Packet Content:10 (Approx)