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Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Trumpet honeysuckle is an attractive woody vining plant with showy clusters of 2” long, crimson tubular flowers. It is quite vigorous, growing from 10-20’ tall and is easily trained on a trellis, arbor or fence. The attractive bluish leaves are deciduous in the north but evergreen in warmer climates. The plant blooms heavily in late spring then sporadically until fall. It prefers well-drained, evenly-moist soil and produces flowers most profusely in full sun. Hummingbirds love the flowers, so try growing trumpet honeysuckle with plants that give a succession of bloom to attract these beautiful birds. A few companions include Aesculus pavia, Aquilegia canadensis, and Spigelia marilandica.

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    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring, mid-summer
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    black, red