Lonicera crassifolia for a warm-summer climate?

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Novak
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Lonicera crassifolia for a warm-summer climate?

I'm wondering whether Lonicera crassifolia can survive in the mid-Atlantic, with our warm, humid summers. Does anyone in a similar climate have experience with this plant?

I ask because I'm thinking about ordering Lonicera crassifolia for our chapter plant sale. We can get a good price from the wholesaler (Sunny Borders). On the other hand, the one plant I tried limped along and then died. Therefore, I want to be sure Lonicera crassfolia can do well in our climate before foisting it on the unsuspecting public.

Thanks for any info!

Janet

 

HeLP
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Hi Janet-L. crassifolia is robust here in central New York in a gravelly rock garden bed

Harold Peachey USDA Z5, Lamoine, ME

ScottA
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L crassifolia does fine here in steamy St Louis summers. Mine is in a fairly shady bed with normal garden soil.

St Louis, Mo

Novak
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Harold and Scott, thanks for sharing your experience. It's encouraging to know that you guys can grow it. How much sun do you give it?

Janet

Janet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, zone 7a Webmaster for the Delaware Valley Chapter (dvcnargs.org)

HeLP
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in full sun here in Central New York

Harold Peachey USDA Z5, Lamoine, ME

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