Herb latin name: Lonicera pileata

Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)


Habitat of Lonicera pileata:

Scrub and by streams, 300 - 1800 metres.

Other uses of the herb:

A very good ground cover plant, rooting as it spreads and succeeding under trees and shrubs as well as in full sun. Plants should be spaced about 1 metre apart each way.

Propagation of Lonicera pileata:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage. Layering in autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Scrub and by streams, 300 - 1800 metres.

Medicinal use of Lonicera pileata:

None known

Known hazards of Lonicera pileata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.