Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oh, Honey(suckle)

If you want to attract hummingbirds, plant honeysuckle! This evergreen shrubby variety is going in the new beds in SJC. I haven't grown the shrub types before, only the vines. I will have to see how well mannered it is in the middle of the beds. The color is lovely and a nice complement to the osteospermum mentioned in my previous post.

7 comments:

Gardeness said...

An evergreen! Nice. We've got a deciduous vine that often gets away from me. I'd love to add more of these though.

Darla said...

Oh, a shrub type would be so much better. Let us know how it does, it is a pretty color.

perennialgardener said...

I've heard the vining types are quite aggressive so I look forward to learning more about your shrub form.

Diana said...

Sheila - I have vibrant orange Cape Honeysuckle in a pot and it's a shrub that will bloom like CRAZY for me if it rains! Your honeysuckle has the most wonderful soft color. Oh, and about your artichoke post, I agree -- I think ALL of our plants are totally confused this year. Everything here is months early.

flowergardengirl said...

This is interesting and such a dainty color. I too want to know how it does.

Michelle said...

That's a really pretty honeysuckle, do you know what variety it is? Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Sheila said...

Michelle, this is lonicera 'Salmon'.