Peaches and Cream Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera periclymenum ‘Inov 86’)
Peaches and Cream Honeysuckle Vine
This fabulous vine produces drop-dead gorgeous blooms, but remains very well-behaved. You’ll love each decorative bud and ornamental bloom from spring through the summer.
One of the very best, Peaches and Cream Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum ‘Inov 86’) is a more compact and controlled form of Honeysuckle vine. It features deep, dark, maroon-colored buds that burst open to reveal exotic scarlet, peaches, pinks and cream-colored blooms.
These dramatic, multi-colored blooms start in spring and rebloom all the way through summer. Each bloom has a delicate, sweet, yummy fragrance that will perfume your landscape in a truly delightful way.
Butterflies and hummingbirds will come to call. Your neighbors will thank you!
Self-supporting twining stems will clutch at and grow along just about any structure. Why not cover that ho-hum chain link fence? Allow it to scramble over the rock pile in the backyard.
Use it to creep along the ground along the top and drape down the retaining wall. Punch up the mailbox or lamp-post in a pretty way.
Use these dwarf, woody vines anywhere you want to see a pop of color. Grow them along a trellis, or use existing hardscape materials.
It’s quite simple to let them do their thing and train itself up a pole or tower. It won’t need much help from you. Plant them in large containers at the base of a gazebo or pergola, or plant them in the ground.
Try planting it with another climber, like a Clematis or a climbing Rose. They’ll mingle together on the trellis to boost the impact of color and fragrance.
To cover short chain-link fences, plant them 2 or 3 feet apart, and work to spread them wide along the width of your fence. It won’t take long for them to billow up and over.
If you have a lot of bare ground to cover, try them as a groundcover. Allow them to spread out and scramble as they will.
Keep the woody old growth on for a wonderfully intricate screen. New growth will climb the past stems and green up quickly. If you prefer, you can trim it back in spring to begin anew each year.
These fragrant vines will thrive in full sun or part shade in just about any soil type, as long as it is well-drained. The more sun, the better!
Peaches and Cream is an improved selection that tolerates heat and humidity. It will resist yucky old mildew, and can even withstand periodic drought.
In Zones 8 – 9, it may display evergreen foliage. Otherwise, this vine behaves as a deciduous plant that will lose its leaves in winter and grow them back in spring.
You’ll find yourself babying this pretty plant, encouraging it to take the next step up the trellis. The first season, you’ll want to be gentle as you tie them up with fabric ties to create a solid screen.
After a season or two? It can scramble up on last year’s growth. You’ll be out there looking at the blooms, anyway. Just tuck in any errant branchlets, or weave them through the support.
Enjoy these wonderful vining plants. They make your world so much more beautiful, and they smell like heaven.
|Peaches and Cream Honeysuckle Vine
|Lonicera periclymenum 'Inov 86'
|5 - 6 ft.
|18 - 30 inches
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|Purple, Orange, and White