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RE: need a plant recomendation


There are sooo many different honeysuckles!  I know some are invasive here-
but will have to do some research as to which ones.  I love the idea of
fragrance and hummers/bees liking the plant.

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 8:40 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] need a plant recomendation


Chris, I was surprised to see that Lonicera prolifera is hardy to zone 5.
It's really very interesting.  I might just try that one myself - love those
leaves! Great photo!
Kitty
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] need a plant recomendation


> > I love Lonicera sempivirens, and I think it would do well for you.
> > Hummingbirds love it, and others like the fruit. However, like the
> > trumpet vine, it will need to be trained up the light pole (neither are
> > "efficient climbers") and both have the potential to grow extremely
> > tall (maybe more than you want for a light pole).
>
> Hi Cathy,
>
>    A similar plant (but far superior, in my opinion) is Lonicera
prolifera.
>    The foliage is much bluer and the flowers are sulphur yellow.  It's
>    tough as nails, non-invasive (actually a native), and grows equally
>    well in sun or shade.
>
>    I've been growing mine for about ten years now and just love it.  There
>    are some pictures at
>
>       http://www.hort.net/gallery/view/cap/lonpr
>
>    I noticed that Forest Farm (www.forestfarm.com) is carrying it this
>    year!  Hooray!  It's the first time that I've seen it in the industry.
>
> Chris
>
> http://www.hort.net/gallery/      3264 online plant photos and growing!
> http://www.hort.net/gallery/date/2003-05-18/       The latest additions
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