The tubular yellow flowers of 'John Clayton' Trumpet Honeysuckle appear on a compact repeat-blooming form. This Lonicera was found in 1991 on the grounds of a 17th century church in Gloucester, Virginia. Lonicera sempervirens flowers on new growth, avoid pruning until after flowering. Best grown on a support such as a arbor, fence or trellis. Although flowers of this native plant are only mildly fragrant they are loved by butterflies and other pollinators. Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' will produce berries in the fall which are quickly eating by birds. Named after John Clayton who was a colonial botanist and plant collector from Gloucester County, Virginia.
The coral red flowers of 'Major Wheeler' Trumpet Honeysuckle bloom for a very long time from late spring through the summer especially with a post-bloom trim. Loved by hummingbirds. Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' has clean foliage; blooms on previous year's growth and new growth. 'Major Wheeler' is a non-aggressive, non-invasive honeysuckle that needs the support of a trellis, cage or fence to wind and wrap itself around. Found by Charles Wheeler of the NC Botanical Garden Foundation. PHS Gold Medal Plant 2015.
PRN Preferred: Very showy red flowers and disease free foliage, blooms for a very long time.