More Information About Lonicera
When people in the southeast US think of lonicera, they usually think of the sweet-smelling but invasive Japanese honeysuckle vine, Lonicera japonica. Fortunately, there is a much more to this genus than just this one vine. The genus lonicera is fairly large, containing over 150 species of both woody vines and shrubs, many of which have ornamental value. Our goal is to introduce interesting lonicera species that you might not know.
Lonicera prefers partial sun and well-drained, consistently-moist, rich garden soil, although it is a remarkably adaptable genus . Try combining Lonicera with its close relative spigelia, or with other hummingbird attractors such as buddleia and monarda. When you're ready to buy lonicera for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of lonicera for sale.