Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost - TRIAL

Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle Vine

  • Yellow Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost, Lonicera reticulata ‘P0S’, Kintzley’s Ghostand honeysuckle, Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle Vine
  • Yellow Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost, Lonicera reticulata ‘P0S’, Kintzley’s Ghostand honeysuckle, Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle Vine

Kintzley's Ghost is a rare heirloom native honeysuckle vine that has only recently been brought back into cultivation. Showy late spring flowers are followed by large, showy silver bracts that cover the plant all summer long.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring flowers followed by a summer long display of large, bright silver bracts.
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 68321P

Details

2006 Plant Select Winner 8-12' tall x 3-5' wide. With showy late spring yellow flowers followed by a summer-long display of large, bright silver bracts, Kintzley's Ghost attracts a lot of attention. Originally propagated by William "Ped" Kintzley at the Iowa State University greenhouses in the 1880's and passed along to family members, this heirloom plant was recently rediscovered growing in Ft. Collins, CO. Easily grown in most any soil in a part to full sun location.
SKU 68321P
Common Name Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle Vine
Botanical Name Lonicera reticulata ‘P015S’, Kintzley’s Ghost® honeysuckle
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 8-12' tall
Mature Spread 3-5' wide
Bloom Time Late spring flowers followed by a summer long display of large, bright silver bracts.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.0

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1.0

Arrived too tiny

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from Salt Lake City

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    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost:

      This plant arrived so small I wondered if it was even alive. I tried to nurse it along, but later realized it was futile. I was so excited because it is such an unusual Honeysuckle.

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      5.0

      We have a Ghost who's a real Show-off!

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      from Bloomington, MN

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

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        • Garden
        • Grown On A Shared Fence

        Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost:

        Kintzley's Ghost leaves have that striking paleness about the same shade as sage or russian olive, and unique yellow blossom protruding from the leave's center which makes it a real standout when grown amongst darker green-leaved Lonicera and Clematis

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        5.0

        Stunning even in first year

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        from Andrews, Texas

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost:

          I planted this alongside another native variety, Major Wheeler, for a natural, flowing effect. I have been very pleased with both purchases from HCG. In short order, my West Texas yard will be filled with wildlife attractive blooms. Delighted!

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          5.0

          survived the winter

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          from reno nv

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost:

              initially small & struggling, but it hung in there all last year. this year, good healthy shoots - all of 12" tall now. looking forward to the appearance of those special leaves...

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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