Diervilla sessilifolia (Southern Bush Honeysuckle) [30 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, partly because they are very tiny and need careful handling and partly because they may require some patience. The easiest approach is to surface-sow the seeds in fall to mid winter, setting the pot outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after January, set the pot in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 months before moving it to a warm, bright place for germination. (Remove the bag if the pot will be exposed to any direct sun.)

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Southern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla sessilifolia) is a 3- to 5-foot-tall, deciduous shrub with small yellow flowers from early or midsummer into late summer, followed by reddish seed capsules. It spreads gently to moderately by suckering, making it an excellent large groundcover around larger shrubs, or for filling difficult sites, such as slopes or street-side plantings. In my garden, it is constantly buzzing with various kinds of bees. The showy orange-red fall foliage color of this U.S. native is another handsome feature. Full sun to light shade. Zones 5 to 8.

Harvested in November 2021. At least 30 seeds.

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1 review for Diervilla sessilifolia (Southern Bush Honeysuckle) [30 Seeds]

  1. Janet K. (verified owner)

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    even though these were for more experienced growers, i tried them anyway. They came up, but once in my outside beds didn’t perform. I have more seeds left over to try again this fall.

    Hi Janet. I’m so pleased to hear that the seeds germinated well for you. The seeds and seedlings are tiny and tend to be slow-growing, so it’s probably best to leave them in pots until you sure they have a well-established root system, then grow them on in a holding bed for a year or two before moving them to the garden.

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