I have one surviving Lonicera Sempervirens Magnifica that I bought several years ago. There used to be 5 locations of it in my yard. 2 of those spots I replanted several times. I finally gave up on the ones I could see the best, and for what ever reason, one of the ones originally planted against the house is the only one to have survived.
It's had aphids in the past, but thankfully I finally figured out a few years ago that it is a small beetle that looks like a miniature Emerald Ash Borer that was burrowing little D-shaped holes in the plants that died. You couldn't see the damage as it was hidden beneath the flakey strips of bark. As I was pulling them down, I happened to notice the holes in a section of vine wood that I had stripped bare.
I've been treating the last remaining plant with Bonide, Bayer, and one other insecticide, once the plant starts to leaf out in the early spring, and so far it's been growing with decent improvement in overall size each year since I began pretreating the problem. This year it has already overtaken the two positions that I used to have the same T.Honeys in with great aplomb! It wasn't this big last year until the end of the season, and here it is that big again only 2 months in at best.
For all the times I tried to propagate my T.Honeys years and years ago without any success, it was a little bit of vine that got pulled off by the lawnmower handle last year (or was it two years ago...too tired tonight, anywho) that I just scraped the bottom 1" with my knife like you would a rose clipping and stuck it in the ground and said to it "There ya go. It's up to you if you want to live.". I guess it did. It's 1' tall this year and has put on a set of flowers! Go figure.
I'd like to move it to a better location (for me, maybe not for it), but it is hidden beneath two other plants that have rapidly overgrown it.
Good Luck keeping yours healthy! ~Nate.
The Mighty King Cupheaphea is in Zn 1/2" to the left of your second knuckle from the tip of your thumb on your right palm.