Evergreen Climbing Plant - Honeysuckle Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' with wonderful evergreen cream and green speckled variegated foliage and fragrant flowers. Hardy Perennial Climbing honeysuckle which has been container grown so can be planted at any time year
Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' is an outstanding NEW variety of evergreen honeysuckle that has attractive variegated green and cream summer foliage which will brighten up any trellis or wall and has the added bonus that the foliage will change in colour and have a distinctive pink hue with the onset of colder temperatures in the autumn. Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' has scented, glistening white flowers when they first open, which turn to rich creamy- gold from June to October. This climbing plant really does deserve to be planted near doors and paths that are frequently used, not only so it can be seen regularly but so you can enjoy the beautiful sweet fragrance it gives off - a sheer delight! Grows in any well-dained soil or compost, and can be planted in sun or partial shade. Ancient folklore believes that if a honeysuckle climbing plant grows around the entrance to the home it prevents goblins and witches from entering, and is said to bring good fortune. In many parts of the world honeysuckles have often been a symbol of affection and devotion. In Victorian times, however, young ladies were forbidden from selecting honeysuckles to use as cut flowers because they were considered to have too luscioius a scent which would cause them to have dreams which were far too risqué!
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied: from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm
Position: sun or partial shade
Soil: any - in pots multi-purpose potting compost and feed well
Growth rate: fast growing, up to approx 2.5m (5 years), Spread 1 m
Flower period: June to October
Flower colour: white on first opening, turning to creamy gold
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: heavenly scented flowers
PRUNING: Evergreen so only prune to tidy in mid March. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend 'Tomorite' normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: Evergreen foliage providing winter protection for hibernating beneficial insects, eg ladybirds
1 x Climbing Plant Honeysuckle - Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' in 9cm Pot. This container grown evergreen climbing plant is supplied shooting well. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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