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Lonicera periclymenum Scentsation



One of the most highly scented varieties

This vigorous climber is considered the most scented of the hardy honeysuckles, forming clusters of intensely fragrant, tubular, cream and yellow flowers from late spring through the summer.


This honeysuckle is happy in a sheltered spot in either sun or part shade, and makes a colourful feature trained up a trellis or cascading over walls and fences. A lovely plant for a cottage garden.


Loves rich, moist but well-drained soil. Mulch with compost in early spring.

Lonicera Scentsation was discovered by John Edmunds and Elisabeth Wilms in Herefordshire, Great Britain.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 600 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 125 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 470 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From March to September