Lonicera reticulata Kintzley's Ghost

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.
Zones4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height8-12' tall
Mature Spread36-60" wide (3-5 feet)
Bloom TimeLate spring flowers followed by a summer long display of large, bright silver bracts.
ShippingNow shipping to zones 7-10.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot

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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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.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle Vine
Botanical Name
Lonicera reticulata ‘P015S’, Kintzley’s Ghost® honeysuckle
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
8-12' tall
Mature Spread
36-60" wide (3-5 feet)
Bloom Time
Late spring flowers followed by a summer long display of large, bright silver bracts.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Containers, Native, Cut Flowers
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
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