Are you looking for a vine type or shrub type? Halls japanese
honeysuckle(vine) is more resistant than other types, and goldflame is
the most succeptible. If you are looking for the shrubby kinds, arnold
red is a good choice, it is resitant to aphids and has pretty good
powdery mildew resistance. Try a tropical hibiscus on your balcony,
they attract them and you can leave them outside during the warm
season. Bring them in when it starts getting below 50 at night.
The dutch honeysuckles, Lonicera periclymenum, have never gotten PM in my
garden, but I'm wondering how suitable they are to container growth - they
may be overly stressed by attempting to confine a rather large and rampant
vine with a big root system to a small (relatively) container. Any
honeysuckle is liable to contract problems under these conditions.
You may want to try a hardy fuchsia or Phygelius (Cape fuchsia) as a balcony
container plant. Both have very long bloom seasons, extermely attractive to
hummers and are more easily grown in a container than a large vine.
pam - gardengal
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