Honeysuckle (Lonicera) is an easy vine to grow and its abundant flowers will fill your garden with their scent. Honeysuckle thrives in full sun and is drought tolerant after it is mature. It requires little fertilizer. Most varieties of honeysuckle bloom from spring through summer, but if you grow winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) along with your summer-blooming honeysuckle, you can expect to enjoy honeysuckle’s flowers year-round.
Keeping Honeysuckle Blooming all Year
Grow both your summer blooming honeysuckle and your winter honeysuckle in full sun and well-drained soil to ensure they receive the conditions they need.
Fertilize both summer and winter honeysuckle twice each year at the beginning of spring and again in mid summer with a balanced plant food having an N-P-K ratio of 10-10-10.
Feed both honeysuckles a low nitrogen or “blossom booster” fertilizer when they begin their active growth in spring.
Give both honeysuckles sufficient water but allow the soil to dry before you water them again.