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Honeysuckle

This deciduous climber is perfectly positioned up against a wall. Twining stems carry heavily perfumed tubular, two-lipped blooms that dried or fresh can be used as a tisane, generally taken for its medicinal rather than culinary qualities. Flowers have a sweet edible nectar that can be sucked from the base right after picking. Best avoided are the berries, which in most cases are poisonous.

full sun / part shade

July – August

well-drained, moist, fertile