Bring on the hummingbirds! 'Major Wheeler' Native Honeysuckle

For hummingbirds plant something RED.
 'Major Wheeler' honeysuckle is a selection of a native honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler') that produces a blanket of tubular, reddish orange flowers from late spring through summer.  
Hummingbirds like tubular flowers so this profusely red blooming, vining plant is a hummingbird magnet!
This photo is from a great website Stately Kitsch
Grows in Zones 4 -8. They bloom on the previous year's growth as well as new growth so pruning is easy and regular pruning is not required. They grow from 6 ft to 10 ft. long.
 You must provide a trellis, fence, or post with wire grid for support for this marvelous vine.
It is noninvasive, unlike some other honeysuckle vines. And it is DEER RESISTANT.
 Later, the red berries attract goldfinches and robins. How great!
It is rarely troubled by insects, diseases, or deer.
this is from Burpee who calls it a customer favorite


  1. Non-invasive. That is great. I got rid of my old vines years ago cause they just wanted to take over everything. The deer here have gotten so bad they ate my tall sedums and my irises.

    1. Deer are a big problem....i will write about deer resistant plants.

  2. I have this handsome vine in my garden. It is a beauty and as you mention the hummers love it.


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