Information for Lonicera sempervirens

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1609
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:3
Type of plant - evergreen climber
Flower: CORAL PINK, YELLOWISH in
Fruit: br.RED berry
Foliage: oval, to 8x5cm., glaucous, scandent
Parts of Lonicera sempervirens are considered toxic.

Common names for Lonicera sempervirens: Coral Honeysuckle,  Honeysuckle,  Trumpet Honeysuckle, 

Lonicera sempervirens is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
86:   Natives of U.S.North East
89:   Natives of U.S.South East
131:   Toxic Plants
292:  Caprifoliaceae

Germination guide
Lonicera sempervirens seeds will usually germinate in 180+ days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15-20C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

Place in frig. for 3 months. Keep temp. below 75#F.

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