Honeysuckle is one of the best known and widely grown plants in the United States. Gold Flame or Goldflame is old garden staple honeysuckle. Expert sources have varying opinions on the original parentage of this plant. Most sources go with Lonicera x heckrottii as do we. We will leave the debate as to whether it's correctly Lonicera x heckrottii or [×americana × sempervirens] and whether Gold Flame is an improved version of Goldflame or just a correction of the name to others to settle. It's very popular, well-loved, versatile, showy, prolific blooming, easy to grow and quick to establish vine by any definition.
Dense clusters of fat, tubular, coral-colored buds that spring open to reveal a heart of sunset gold and pink-streaked petals beginning in late Spring, continuing sporadically through the summer and peaking again in the Fall. Opinions also differ widely regarding fragrance. We find it to have a clear, clean moderate fragrance up close, but it does not waft and permeate the entire or garden in the way that a Japanese Honeysuckle does.
Its best and general use is for quick cover for a fence, trellis, archway, or any support. It can also be used as a ground cover and is a great plant for habitat use.
It will grow in almost any soil, is very drought tolerant once it is established, and does not require much care aside from frequent pruning to keep in check. In can be prone to powdery mildew in some locations, but avoiding overwatering and over crowding is key to reducing this risk.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.
No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Gold Flame or Goldflame
- Bloom Form: Slender trumpet
- Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet runners
- Fragrance: Light
- Suggested Uses: Fence, Trellis, Support
- House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental light to flower
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Climate: Cold Tolerant to Tropical
- Color: Coral Yellow
- Special Features: Easy to grow, intensely fragrant
- Species: Lonicera x heckrottii
- Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Light