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honeysuckle colors

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michaelleebevis
Joined: 4/26/2010
Location: Memphis
Posts: 1
Posted: Apr/26/2010 5:04 PM PST

I bought a honeysuckle vine last summer that was suppose to be red (scarlett is what the tag says). The vine did not bloom last summer, but this spring, the vine is doing well but the flowers are yellow-orange rather than red. is there something I should do to the soil to make flowers red? the vine is planted by a salt water swimming pool
carolyncat353 blog photos
Joined: 4/29/2008
Location: Westlake, La
Posts: 10042
Posted: Apr/26/2010 7:00 PM PST

I just looked at red honeysuckle today-and yes, they are not a true red, but rather orangey-red. Different fertilizers may make the flower a deeper or lighter coral color-but that's it. BYW-hummingbirds just love it-no matter if it's orange-yellow or deep red.
Rascalsmama blog photos
Joined: 5/17/2008
Location: Edgefield County,SC
Posts: 84
Posted: Apr/30/2010 3:20 AM PST

I have red honeysuckle growing in my woods.I transplanted a vine, wrap it around my bird feeder pole.Now the hummers won't have to go so far. It's doing good.Blessings ya'll.
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