Lonicera Heckrotti Goldflame - Honeysuckle Goldflame - Syn American Beauty
Honeysuckle is one of the best known and widest grown garden plants. Lonicera heckrotti Goldflame is a less vigorous grower and does not twine like other climbing honeysuckles so will require support. If desired it can be trained into a medium size shrub. Despite it's less rampant growth it is a very reliable robust and disease resistant variety and produces deep pink tubular flowers with deep yellow interiors giving an overall bi-colour effect. Produced in abundance they have a one of the strongest fragrances of all Honeysuckles. Except in cold winters it is generally a semi-evergreen plant. The flowers of Goldflame (similar to all climbing Honeysuckles) are partiuclarly well adapted to attract Hummingbirds however I guess sadly this is not much of an advantage in the Uk
Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or container. Requires a frame work of some description and a little time to secure it to the frame. If it becomes to large it can easily be cut back. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.