Lonicera Honeysuckle

This honeysuckle flower is climbing up a huge chicken-wire fence forming a neat hedge surrounding the garden and house and the plant is filled with these flowers about to come into bloom. Lonicera sempervirens Superba which according to Botanica produces brilliant crimson blooms.

Japanese honeysuckle are white and yellow …  these aren’t native.

Other info from Botanica: From eastern and southern USA, this twining a woody vine has pairs of glaucous blue-green leaves united to form a disc at least toward the ends of the thin stems, where clusters of long-tubed orange to red flowers are produced. The throat of the tube opens to reveal a bright yellow to yellow-orange interior. Bright red fruit follow. Evergreen in mild climates and deciduous in colder regions.


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