Enjoy the Beautiful Flowers
Coral honeysuckle's long, tubular red flowers beckon hummingbirds to visit. It flowers most heavily in mid-spring about the time hummingbirds are returning to the mid-Atlantic. It will continue to bloom sporadically throughout the summer. Clusters of flowers bloom at the ends of the vines. There are several cultivars of coral honeysuckle including one with yellow flowers called 'John Clayton', named after a colonial botanist from Virginia. The flowers provide an important source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.