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Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lonicera (luh-NIS-er-a) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Blanche Sandman

Synonym:Caprifolium sempervirens

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16 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive GlovesOff On Feb 20, 2015, GlovesOff from Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

I planted this last season and it grew and bloomed well in broken shade. We are having a very warm winter but I was ASTONISHED to discover there were 5 clusters of blossoms on this plant already- February 20 in Salt Lake City! Not even my primroses are in bloom yet!

Positive Sandwichkatexan On Jul 8, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Planted two of 'her' in my large clay pots in front of the house to climb up a nice arbor that can be seen from the street. I must admit I fell in love with native honeysuckle after seeing them in full bloom at the San Antonio botanical gardens. The blanche sandmans seem to be growing faster than my magnificas, John claytons , and major wheelers. I have all of my honeysuckles in prominent places. The only major difference is that the growth of blanche seems to be more upright than vining . I have to have her in partial shade because of the summer heat here . She seems to be thrilled with her location. No blooms as of yet but this is my first year with her. she is the perfect addition to my 4 major wheelers planted on my gazebo , two john claytons planted on trellises in front of the house and two magnificas planted on the arbor coming up the front walkway . I cant wait till they all bloom ! The hummingbirds will do dances of joy !

Positive xaia On Dec 9, 2011, xaia from Kitchener
Canada wrote:

I have had Blanche Sandman for several years now and every year it has grown and flowered better than ever. It is still in bloom in fact even though it's December 9th and it is the only plant hanging on after the frosts and snowfall. It is an incredible vine, it really has impressed me with its resilience! What a plant!

Positive JenniferE On Jul 27, 2007, JenniferE from Lebanon, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

My plant has been growing well for years. It has a big bloom period in June, until the annual aphid attack damages the flower show. After that is over, the plant recovers and blooms like crazy again. This is the main hummingbird attracter for me.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prospect, Kentucky
Brookline, Massachusetts
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Westerville, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Copperas Cove, Texas

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