Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionAdd a showstopping display of unusual foliage that begs to be looked at with Kintzley's Ghost® honeysuckle vine (Lonicera reticulata). This beautiful, unique vine grows just about everywhere, is not invasive, and looks stunning all season long. It's covered with yellow trumpet flowers in late spring and early summer, but it's the foliage that sets it apart from the rest: it emerges as unusual flying saucer-like discs around the stem with a silvery-blue tint. This deer-resistant vine is very tolerant of hot, dry conditions and difficult soils; make sure it gets good sturdy support for it to thrive.
Kintzley's Ghost honeysuckle isn't just a fantastic looking vine - it's also got a good story. William Kintzley developed it at Iowa State University in the 1880s. Some people claim that it was found growing on his grave, while others say that his extended family members kept parts of it as they moved around. It was eventually reintroduced to the public by Colorado Plant Select in the early 2000s.
While the flowers may not be fragrant, they attract pollinators nonetheless.DetailsBotanical name:Lonicera reticulata 'P015S' Common name: Kintzley's Ghost honeysuckle, Honeysuckle vine Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Full Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 8-12' tall x 3-5' wide Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Blue Bloom time: Early Summer Features: Rare & unusual, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, pollinator gardens, trellises, vines and climbers How To GrowSoil: Any average to dry soil is suitable. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best for good flowering Water: Once established, the plants need only moderate watering unless the summer is very dry. Does best in average to evenly moist conditions but will not tolerate standing water. Spacing: 3 - 4 ft or as needed on trellises, posts, pergolas, etc. Fertilizing: None necessary. If desired, apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Consider applying mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. Maintenance & Pruning: Little is needed - covers structures but is not overly rambunctious. To shape the vine, cut back overly long stems so they are in keeping with the desired shape, and cut out any weak, spindly growth. Blooms on old wood, so prune after bloom if desired to preserve the floral display.
Transform Your Trellis: How to train vines
While vines may look effortless as they scamper over structures, many of them benefit from extra training to grow just the way you like. We'll break it down for each type, and even include examples from some of our great gardeners.
My honeysuckle plant was in a small pot, so I wasn't expecting it to be large (and it wasn't) but it arrived very healthy and is already growing against a trellis. Next year it will be amazing! Fast delivery and packaged well, too.
N.R. (New York)
Dead honeysuckle plant
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Arrived in good conditions and packed well. It's already growing well.
Very healthy and packaged well. Super happy, can’t wait to watch it grow!
Kintzley's Ghost® Honeysuckle Vine
Wonderful experience. Plant shipped in timely manner. Arrived looking healthy. Loved the instructions included on how to acclimate and care take the plant. I've planted it! Best wishes for many years of a beautiful vine!