Lonicera Major Wheeler, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Hummingbirds find it from miles around.
Many say ‘Major Wheeler’ Trumpet Honeysuckle, Lonicera, is hands down the best red cultivar available. You can expect thousands of ruby red trumpet shaped blooms with yellow centers on this wonder. ‘Major Wheeler’ begins its fabulous show in late spring, with fresh blossoms appearing all the way until late summer. Hummingbirds are attracted to red tubular flowers and find ‘Major Wheeler’ irresistible. Unlike other varieties that are disease prone, ‘Major Wheeler’ Honeysuckle’s foliage stays clean as can be, even in periods of drought or if grown in tough situations.
‘Major Wheeler’ Honeysuckle is ideal to cover fences, trellises, or stumps. It even looks great rambling along the ground. Deer won’t bother it. Birds, butterflies and other important pollinators adore it.
Important notice: Not to be confused with its bully cousins, ‘Major Wheeler’ is non-invasive.
Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil. Even though it tolerates light shade, for best blooming plant in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun a day. Although drought tolerant, for best flowering keep watered during dry spells. Pruning after first flush of flowers will encourage more blooms. No fancy pruning is needed, although it is easily pruned to desired height and width.
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