|Evergreen vine, semi-evergreen in cooler areas, that requires support in order to climb. Stems are often red to purple turning greenish brown with age. Leaves are rounded and opposite. Typical, honeysuckle-shaped flowers are not fragrant, but do attract hummingbirds and the occasional bee. Flowers are orange-scarlet to vivid scarlet and occur late spring to early summer. If this vine gets too large, cut it back as much as necessary - it's a fast grower and often recovers within a single season. Wonderful when trained over an entry, arbor, or to soften the top of a privacy fence. Not picky about soil, but does not do well in standing water. Give full sun for best flowering. Climbs by twining; will not hurt wood.