Ever since we built this entryway to our garden a couple of years ago, I've been looking for the right vine to grow on it. I didn't want something that would completely take over and cover up the lovely design, like a jasmine for instance.
I finally settled on this Goldflame Honeysuckle, Lonicera x heckrottii that I found at Niche Gardens up the road from us. It's non-invasive and though it's not truly a climber, with help, the vines will eventually make it to the top. In bud it is pinky purple.And once the flowers open, they are quite showy, almost like a fuscia which cannot be grown around here- it's too hot.
I planted one on each side of the arbor, I can' wait to see the vines cover the top, these gorgeous flowers hanging down. Unfortunately, they are not fragrant like their Japanese cousin.