Lost for over 100 years. You’ve never seen anything like this!There is a good chance you’ve never seen a Kintzley’s Ghost Honeysuckle (Lonicera reticulata x Lonicera prolifera). We hadn’t seen one until recently…and now we can’t get it out of our minds! This is unlike any honeysuckle you’ve ever seen and unlike any other on the market today.It begins its display in spring with a flush of pretty blue-green leaves. Then in the late spring/early summer it covers itself in bunches of small yellow tubular honeysuckle flowers that have a sweet, slight fragrance as you brush by. So far, it’s akin to many other honeysuckles, right?But here is where things get good. Behind every flower is a perfectly circular, silvery-white, eucalyptus-like bract that stays on the vine well into the winter, long after the flowers have faded. It looks like hundreds of full moons against the foliage! As if that isn’t enough to set it apart, in the fall a little orange-red berry appears in the center of each silvery bract, dressing the entire vine up to match the autumn season.This stunning and unique vine was originally bred in 1880 by Ped Kintzley at Iowa State, but was lost to the public until 2001 when one was spotted in a side alley yard in old Ft. Collins, CO.. The owner of the house, Ped’s grandson, had never really thought about the uniqueness of the vine he had. Thanks to an observant gardener, we can now offer this award winning honeysuckle to you!A sure conversation piece, this vine is vigorous, cold-hardy, aphid-resistant and fast growing. It makes a spectacular centerpiece in a moon garden, reflecting the evening light with white and silver colored plants and flowers.These will surely sell out – especially at these prices – so make sure to order yours early.* Completely unique honeysuckle* Three seasons of interest* Easy, quick-growing native.
A Cool Splash of ColorCool Splash Honeysuckle is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Plant several for a small hedge along your garage or use a couple as foundation plants. These are especially lovely in a naturalized area on a hillside or rough location that needs some definition. Your Cool Splash Honeysuckle will soon become one of your favorite shrubs for its exquisite, variegated foliage. The 4-inch, ovate leaves feature dark green centers surrounded by yellow-tinted, creamy white margins. It’s a lovely presence in any setting! Panicles of trumpet-shaped blooms appear in late spring/early summer, their brilliant yellow an elegant contrast against the showy red stems. Cool Splash will lend a lush, full appearance to your landscape, with foliage reaching all the way to the ground so no facer plants will be required. Cool Splash will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It is densely-branched, with a rounded habit and arching nature. Cool Splash is low maintenance so won’t require much of your time or effort, but is amenable to pruning if you so desire. You can plant it almost anywhere, but you’ll have the best foliage color in full sun. It’s reasonably long lived, reaching an age of 20 years under optimal conditions.Your Cool Splash is aptly named as it’s a “cool splash” of color anywhere you place it in your yard. It’s a beautiful shrub with exceptional features that you won’t want to miss out on this year!* Variegated foliage * Fragrant spring flowers * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Deer resistant * Long lived * Erosion tolerant * Works well in containers .
Amazing Scent is a Butterfly Magnet! Scentsation Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum ‘Scentsation’ PPAF) is hands down the most fragrant honeysuckle vine you will ever grow. The name really says it all. It is truly scentsational!This hardy vine gets its great scent not from just the single flowers, but from the sheer amount of flowers it produces. The beautiful yellow trumpet clusters just keep blooming on this vine in waves all summer and into the fall. Each flower has its own individually strong aroma, but together it’s like a perfume store exploded in your garden.The flowers are butter yellow and super showy. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds fall over themselves to get to this great vine.Scentsation was originally bred in Herefordshire, England and is hardy to -20 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit! It thrives in full sun, but does well in light shade, too, especially in the hottest areas of zones 4-9.This eager vine reaches 10 foot high without a second thought and easily stretches 5 feet wide. Make sure you give this big boy plenty of room to stretch out! It needs a big trellis, wall, fence or large sturdy support, but once it goes, watch out!* AMAZING honeysuckle scent * Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds * Great vertical coverage.
Versatile Shrub / Leaves Turn From Red to Green Kodiak Red Diervilla (Kodiak™ Red Diervilla rivularis ‘G2X885411’ PPAF) is a rugged native plant that has a great wild, but refined look. This plant is equally at home in your naturalized garden as well as your formal foundation planting. It does well in both sun and shade, and is drought-tolerant to boot.Like other diervilla, this bush honeysuckle isn’t a true honeysuckle which means that it’s not invasive like many native honeysuckles can be.This isn’t a shrinking violet in the garden, though. Kodiak Red starts out in spring with beautiful red leaves that fade to a pretty green. All the new growth throughout the year starts out red, too. It’s like Christmas all year!Kodiak Red sports light yellow flowers in early summer, too. What a great color show! It is also deer-resistant, disease resistant and grows in dry shade. Try it in your most challenging sites or for naturalizing, foundation plantings, hedges, wildlife gardens and mixed borders. This is one of those great and versatile native plants that you should own.* Dry shade tolerant * Yellow flowers all summer * Red foliage fades to green.
Dramatic Foliage Spring Through Fall What could be more captivating than the sight of burgundy/black foliage in your yard? The eye can’t help but be drawn to such dramatic color, so different from the expected greens and bright flower tones usually present. Kodiak Black Bush provides that arresting display, exhibiting deep burgundy hues so dark that they’re almost black in tone. The glossy foliage is most impressive in full sun (or part shade), and Kodiak Black Bush is one of the best shade-tolerant shrubs you’ll find on the market today. The most intense foliage color appears in spring and fall, with autumn tones adopting hues of vivid red. As if the remarkable leaves weren’t enough, clusters of yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers appear in summer. Each delicate blossom features protruding, white stamens for an additional decorative note. The effect of the yellow against the deep, contrasting color of the leaves is stunning. Your Kodiak Black Bush Honeysuckle is a deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub growing up to 4 feet tall, with a 4 foot spread. It has a dense nature and mounding habit. Kodiak Black Bush is adaptive to a variety of soils and quite hardy. Deer leave it alone and it requires little care from you. Kodiak Black Bush would make a great foundation plant, or would add some contrast to your perennial bed. These are also quite stunning when planted en masse in a naturalized area. Kodiak Black Bush Honeysuckle is one of the Proven Winners series so you can be assured of its performance in your own yard year after year! * Summer flowers* Fall interest* Drought tolerant* Great for erosion control.
Compact Blue Green HedgeMiniglobe Honeysuckle, Lonicera x xylosteoides ‘Miniglobe’, is a naturally compact plant that has dense blue-green foliage and the small white flowers produce inconspicuous red fruit.This plant makes an excellent foundation plant or it can be used as a low hedge. A low maintenance xeriscape plant, Miniglobe has outstanding dense foliage on a compact hardy shrub.Miniglobe Honeysuckle is excellent for formal hedging and drought tolerant, this honeysuckle has improved hardiness, compact growth and superior foliage.It grows 3-4 feet in height and width. Honeysuckles are easy to grow, vigorous, heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible. The flashy and fragrant flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. Many honeysuckles will thrive in containers as well.If pruning or shearing is needed, do it in late winter or very early spring. Miniglobe does well in an urban setting. It grows well in most soil types and pH levels. It does not like standing water areas.If you are looking for a small, compact honeysuckle, Miniglobe is the one!*Drought Tolerant*Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies*Hardy and Compact.
Tough, beautiful native Let’s face it. Sometime native plants just aren’t that pretty or are a little fussy. But here is a native that is both beautiful and easy! Kodiak Orange Diervilla (Kodiak™ Orange Diervilla rivularis ‘G2X88544’ PPAF) is a tough native plant that thrives in both sun and shade, AND is drought-tolerant. What a deal!This bush honeysuckle isn’t a true honeysuckle so it’s not invasive like many natives can be. It plays well with its garden neighbors, for sure.But don’t take that as it being a garden sissy. This shrub takes fall color seriously with its glowing orange fall foliage. It is like a beacon in the fall landscape. As a native, Kodiak Orange Diervilla is an ecofriendly alternative to a typical burning bush, which you might have in your landscape now.Fall isn’t the only season Kodiak Orange shines in, either. It boasts bright yellow flowers in early summer, too. Add to that deer-resistance, disease resistance and that it can even grow in dry shade and you have a most excellent landscape plant. Try a few in even your most challenging sites. You’ll be thrilled you did!* Dry shade tolerant (color is best with some sun) * Yellow flower clusters all summer * Glowing orange-red fall foliage.
Hummingbirds Love Hot PinkThe Goldflame Honeysuckle is most often grown as a trailing vine with incredible flowers. It would create a dramatic affect climbing a trellis or your front porch rail.Imagine having a Goldflame Honeysuckle in your own yard. A delicious blend of light to hot pink, exotic flowers cling to a vigorous vine of vibrant green as it twists and turns around your garden trellis.A heavenly scent of succulent sweetness drifts on the afternoon breeze. Butterflies, resplendent in their summer finery, flit among the blooms as hummingbirds briefly pause to draw nectar from the tubular blossoms, a peaceful interlude amid the chaos of everyday life.Your Honeysuckle will easily grow to 15 feet and start blooming in spring, lasting all summer long. The hot pink flowers are the perfect showcase for the yellow-gold interior for which the cultivar is named.The 2-inch long oval leaves are a delightful blue-green shade, adding to the colorful display of this outstanding plant.A useful feature of the Goldflame Honeysuckle is that, unlike some other flowering vines, it can also be trained into a shrub or left to trail along the ground. It’s adaptable to many conditions, and easy to manage.The Goldflame Honeysuckle is an amazing hardy vine with exquisite flowers, intense fragrance and long bloom period. It would be an enchanting addition to your yard this summer.* Hot Pink Flower with Golden Interior* Vine Will Grow Anywhere* Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds .
Small Ornamental ShrubThe Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a small deciduous bush with ornamental features. One would look great as a specimen planting, but several would look outstanding as a mass planting in the foreground of taller plantings. There are few things more delightful than a honeysuckle in the yard, and the Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a way to have several without the need for a lot of room or a climbing structure. Your Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a vigorous, fast-growing shrub. It’s small, only about four feet tall with a spreading nature. Bees, butterflies and birds all love it, and hummingbirds will soon consider your yard their favorite place in the neighborhood. The flowers are simply irresistible to many creatures, and you’ll feel the same way once you experience their unique beauty and alluring scent. The exotic, tubular flowers with protruding stamens scatter their yellow brilliance amid the bronze-tipped, green foliage in late spring/early summer. You’ll also love the sweet scent they send drifting on the afternoon breeze. Fall color can be inconsistent, but you can likely expect to be impressed by the red-bronze hues your Honeysuckle leaves will adopt for their fall display. The bark also tends to be somewhat exfoliating, revealing an inner orange hue that is lovely in the winter. The Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is an extraordinary ornamental shrub that offers a lot for the small amount of space it requires. Scatter several around your yard to draw pollinators to your yard, or group them together and magnify the impact of this beautiful compact shrub. * Exotic flowers * Compact size * Fall colorDwarf Bush HoneysuckleThe Wonderful Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla).