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Italian Honeysuckle

A very old garden plant with many vrieties, originating from Southern Europe and Asia. In Germany known as “Jelängerjelieber” and can be found escaped in the wild in some areas. Of all honeysuckles, this one has probably the strongest and most delightful fragrance, which is especially intense in the evenings. Flowering period May / June (July) with possibly another flush of flowers in autumn. The hybrid 'Major' was a yellow-red and slightly later flowering cultivar, 'Anna Fletcher' flowers yellowish-white and longer, until July. However, due to the short flowering time and its susceptibility to mildew, this honeysuckle is no longer available in nurseries and is a collector's plant. It may be interesting for arbours, but for walls FassadenGrün doesn't recommend it due to its mildew problems.

(Lat: Lonicera caprifolium, also known as Goat-leaf Honeysuckle, Perfoliate Honeysuckle,

Lonicera caprifolium
Honeysuckle over a well
Honeysuckle over a well
Italian honeysuckle on a shed
Italian honeysuckle on a shed
Lonicera caprifolium - Honeysuckle