Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Hummingbirds favor Lonicera flowers. Just watch this video–or better yet, plant Lonicera sempervirens in your garden–and see for yourself:
Low maintenance and showy, Trumpet Honeysuckle blooms intermittently until frost with coral flowers and red fruit present together. A more compact cultivar, ‘John Clayton,’ produces fragrant yellow flowers and copious orange-red fruit. It was discovered in 1991 on the grounds of a 17th century Virginia church. The species name “sempervirens” refers to the plant’s evergreen habit, particularly in the South.* The Virginia Native Plant Society selected Trumpet Honeysuckle as Wildflower of the Year for 2014.
Print Version: Lonicera sempervirens, Trumpet or Coral Honeysuckle
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets