How to Plant Honeysuckle Seeds


Honeysuckle vines grow quickly and efficiently, and provide a sweet scent and blossoming flowers to your garden. They grow best near walls or trellises where they can climb and have support. Honeysuckle is an important nectar source for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Step 1

Clean the honeysuckle seeds thoroughly if necessary by removing any berry skin; then let them dry completely on a paper towel.

Step 2

Put the seeds on a damp paper towel after they are dry, then slide the towel into a plastic baggie and seal it shut. Put it in the refrigerator for at least two months, but no longer than three months, making sure the paper towel stays continuously damp. This simulates the winter months that flower seeds go through.

Step 3

Prepare the soil for the seed tray once the refrigerator time is up. Equally mix compost and sand, then moisten with water. Fill the seed tray with this mixture.

Step 4

Add one honeysuckle seed to each seed tray compartment, then lightly sprinkle the soil mix on top.

Step 5

Put the seed tray on a sunny window sill for about a month, or until the seeds begin to germinate. The try should get about six to eight hours of sun per day.

Step 6

Make sure to keep the seed tray moist with water, but do not soak it. When the sprouts are about 3 inches tall, transplant them to individual pots filled with the same soil mixture, and place them outdoors in the desired area.

Things You'll Need

  • Honeysuckle seeds
  • Damp paper towel
  • Plastic baggie
  • Seed tray
  • 50-50 mix of compost and sterile sand
  • Small individual pots


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  • Honesuckle Honeysuckle
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