Lonicera periclymenum var. serotina 'Florida'
Sunset zones: 2-24.
USDA zones: 5-9.
Height: 22 feet (6.7 m).
Mid to late summer.
Two-inch long, fragrant flowers, creamy white inside, purple-red outside fading to yellow as it ages.
Ovate paired green leaves, may be evergreen in mild winters.
Fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Full sun to partial shade.
During growth period apply liquid fertilizer monthly.
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Prune immediately after flowering.
Rainy Side Notes
Additional watering may be needed during our Northwest drought season. Beautiful and fragrant flowers attract the hummingbirds making this climber worth growing. Birds eat the berries.
This honeysuckle is a good plant for birds, including the hummingbird.
Photographed in author's garden.