CHOCOLATE AND MINT EVERGREENS -Chocolate Henry & Mint Crisp - 2 Climbing Plant Collection- Warm and refreshing winter foliage also providing winter shelter for hibernating ladybirds, lacewings and other beneficial garden insects.
Our new 2 climbing plant chocolate and mint collection is a perfect winter purchase. When other plants are sleeping our new collection will keep your garden alive and healthy in more ways than one. Being evergreen both plants retain their leaves the whole year round so will always keep your garden looking interesting and healthy. That is not the only way they keep your garden alive because throughout the long, hard winter months both honeysuckles provide comfy and cosy homes for hibernating insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and other beneficial garden insects. Then come the spring the sleepy insects will wake and bring the rest of your garden to life. The collection includes:
Lonicera' Chocolate Henry' - Everyone has room for this handsome evergreen climber which is easy to grow and quick to grow and will provide privacy for you in places other plants are hard to establish. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects, ensuring a high chance of plentiful berries, which the birds adore and these supply them with an early autumn treat! 'Chocolate Henry' has chocolate purple-red flowers with beautiful yellow throats and these blooms are carried from early summer through to early autumn. The flowers are followed by small berries which are purplish-black in colour with a light waxy bloom.
Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' - Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' is an outstanding NEW variety of 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.
Our NEW chocolate and mint collection looks truly stunning with the contrasting colours of each plant suited to each other perfectly, and with all the beneficial factors the plants will bring to you garden its a completely guilt free purchase.
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 30cm
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: Fast Growing
Flowering period: June to September
Flower colour: 'Chocolate Henry' Chocolate purple-red flowers flushed with beautiful yellow throats, 'Mint Crisp' white on first opening, turning to creamy gold
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Long flowering period and particularly handsome evergreen foliage with early autumnal berries
PRUNING: Tidy and any weak stems remove end of Feb to 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: attractive to beneficial garden insects, early autumnal berries and an early food source for beneficial garden wild-life and birds ,Evergreen foliage providing winter protection for hibernating beneficial insects, eg ladybirds
1 x Lonicera' Chocolate Henry'. 1 x Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' in a 9cm Pot. Container grown Garden Ready Climbing Plant. Honeysuckle supplied pruned and shooting well, ready for planting. We use "Exemptor" to ensure your root system is strong and healthy.
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