Lonicera etrusca Seeds (Etruscan Honeysuckle) Perennial climbing vine,fragrant flowers
Flower clusters are intensely fragrant with dark pink and ivory individual blooms opening in sequence. Blooms from mid June to frost. Faint fuzz covers new growth. Nice dark pink colour on new woody tips. Drought tolerant when established. Semi evergreen in sunny sheltered spot. Easy to care for vine as I've never had to do anything with this plant other than put it in the ground and train it along the chain link fence growing 6 meters in all directions.
Lonicera etrusca is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name Etruscan honeysuckle . It is native to Europe and it is known elsewhere, including the Pacific Northwest of North America, as an introduced species where it has escaped cultivation. It is kept in gardens as an ornamental plant .
This is a perennial climbing vine which can reach lengths of 6 meters. It is lined with oval leaves several centimeters long and bears dense spikes of flowers with pairs of fused leaves at the bases. Each flower has an elongated tubular corolla up to 5 centimeters long divided partway into two lips. The flower is light yellow to pale reddish-pink. The stamens and style protrude from the flower's mouth. The fruit is a bright red rounded berry .
Scarification:Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification:cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination:sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Cold Stratify from 30 to 90 days.
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9
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