- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: January to March
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Cheerful yellow flowers appear on bare stems in winter and early spring and really brighten up a dark, winter day. This vigorous shrubby climber is easy to grow and easy to train on wires or a trellis, but it looks just as attractive left to scramble freely over low walls. Bright green stems, even in winter, and dark green shoots add to the appeal of this lovely climber. Give it space to express itself.
- Garden care: Prune back after flowering to strong buds or young lower branches. On older plants, cut back about a quarter of the old shoots to the base.
“Make February, surely the worst gardening month of all, bearable with these lemon flowers that cling to warm-green stems”
Val Bourne - Garden Writer