Lonicera x heckrottii
|Binomial:||Lonicera x heckrottii|
|Light requirements:||full sun to part shade|
|Water requirements:||drought tolerant|
|Soil requirements:||rich, fertile, well-drained|
|Bloom season:||year round|
Lonicera x heckrottii is a garden hybrid, grown for its showy clusters of pink flowers and evergreen foliage. Flowers are produced throughout the year, even in winter.
This is a vigorous, twining vine, leaves are opposite, fused at the top. The flowers are in terminal clusters of 5-10 , pink, and tubular.
Requires a trellis or fence for support. Performs best in rich, well-drained soils in full sun. For winter flowering, shelter from wind is helpful.
Pests and Diseases
Problems are uncommon. See Lonicera for a list of pests and diseases affecting the genus.