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Vining honeysuckle

lonicera dropmore honeysuckle1 Vining honeysuckleThere is a vining honeysuckle (relative to the shrub) that is showy, hardy and blooms much of the summer. It needs a sunny spot, rich soil, regular water and a trellis or even a chain-​​link fence. It produces red, yellow or cream colored blooms. “Halls” is the hardiest variety.

grape honeysuckle medium Vining honeysuckle

Kintzley’s Ghost

Kintzley’s ghost vining honeysuckle isn’t much for flowers but it produces showy, large saucer-​​shaped silvery bracts that look like silver dollars. Avoid the fragrant Japanese honeysuckle at altitudes above 5,500′ as it is the least hardy.