On Gardening: Coral honeysuckle blooms in sync with hummingbirds
Nature's timing is simply amazing. The native coral honeysuckle just started blooming in the Savannah, Ga., area, and guess who has arrived right on time: The ruby-throated hummingbirds. This is one of the best plants for you hummingbird lovers and native plant enthusiasts will delight in the fact that this scene will be repeating itself as spring moves northward. The reason it is repeated is because the coral honeysuckle, known botanically as Lonicera sempervirens, is native to 32 states and the District of Columbia. This is a huge area from Texas to east to Florida and north to Maine and Michigan. This means almost anyone can grow it from zones 4-9. In the warmer zones 8 and 9 they ...