(Sapho, La Ménitré, France 2008)
(L. henryi × L. japonica ‘Aureoreticulata’)
This hybrid shows a lesser development than its parent plant Lonicera henryi.
This plant is a good flowerer in June. The flowers are small and displayed in groups that contrast well to the foliage; they are of light violet colour at the budding and flowering stage changing to a yellow orange before wilting. They are scented, in contrast to Lonicera henryi. Some second flowers are noticeable in September.
Dark blue fruits appear at the end of summer and persist for a long time.