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Honeysuckle 'Kintzley's Ghost'

Price: $15
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full to Part Sun
Type: Vine
New this year! A most unusual native vine.
Photo by High Country Gardens

Add 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. (Source: Great Garden Plants)

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