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Kristin's gold is a popular variety of Honeysuckle, which belongs to the Lonicera genus (Lonicera 'Kristin's gold'). Kristin's gold is a variety of hybrid Honeysuckle and is reported as patented. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Outrageous Orange.

Large clusters of intensely colored golden flowers gives this hybrid honeysuckle highbrow looks as it climbs and rambles around the garden. It is derived from Lonicera x brownii, a group of hardy, long-blooming hybrids from a cross Lonicera sempervirens, native to the eastern U.S., with the little known Lonicers hirsuta, a hardy native of southern Canada and the north central U.S.. This cultivar, ‘Kristin’s Gold’ reaches out with long stems bearing blue-green leaves and twining upwards readily when it finds an arbor, trellis or tree.

The exceptionally fragrant tubular flowers are golden yellow and appear in succession over much of the summer. They are followed by dark purple berry-like fruit that birds relish. This large vigorous vine can tolerate a wide range of soils and light-levels. It can be invasive and requires regular pruning and maintenance. Grow this vine as an attention getter on a fence, trellis or arbor for old fashioned cottage garden beauty.


This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Kristin's gold is known for its climbing growing habit.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Kristin's gold have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Kristin's gold

Keep in mind when planting that Kristin's gold is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Kristin's gold are Zone 4 and Zone 9.

Growing Kristin's gold from seed

Transplanting Kristin's gold

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Kristin's gold is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Kristin's gold

Other Names for Honeysuckle 'Kristin's gold'

x brownii, Brown’s Honeysuckle, Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle