Ikarian Honey in shade
Ikaria is known also for the extraordinary honey produced by the native bees. Could this honey have healing powers too?
The color is an intriguing blend of bronze and gold above a lemon and chartreuse throat. On hot days the bronze seems to catch fire and takes on tones of rust and copper.
The heavy flowers open flat and face out for best effect. Very fragrant. Hard dormant and a strong grower.
Ikarian Honey in full sunWhile the pollen parent Smuggler's Gold was not a stellar performer for me, this plant has hybrid vigor to spare. Starting in the last week of June, Ikarian Honey bursts into bloom and continues blooming for about three weeks. Three-way branching and a budcount of 15-20.
Flowers 6 x 3 x 1 3/4"
Introduced at: $100
Price for 2016: $95