If yours isn't blooming, chances are that you are too neat a gardener. That is, you may have cut off all of the potential blooms by trying to keep the plant looking neat and tidy. And yes, you can keep Cape Honeysuckle in a compact shape by trimming, but it won't bloom. So here's what you should do:
• Put away the shears, or the power trimmer, and leave the plant alone a bit. Yes, it will start to get a little shaggy, but that's just what the plants needs to be able to bloom.
• Get out there and trim away the shaggy parts that are not blooms. Look at them, and snip them off. After you've looked a bit you will be able to recognize just plain leaves from a flower bud.
|Cape Honeysuckle in bloom.|
A good plant for the lazy gardener!