(Europe, before 1789)
The dark crimson buds open to purplish red outside, becoming paler with age; interior white, fading yellowish. The stems and leaves are also purplish tinged. The berries differ in being purple-red.
The plant described by Phillip Miller as Caprifolium germanicum flore rubello serotinum and known as the Flamish or Late Red Honeysuckle flowered in late summer over a period of “not much more than a fortnight” (serotinus means late in flowering). The plant we know as this time as ´Serotina´ flowers over a long period in summer. It is long flowering, rather than late flowering and seems to be the same as Miller´s L. periclymenum semperflorens