Scentsation Honeysuckle

Scentsation Honeysuckle

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The Most Heaven-scented
SKU 36052
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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

10 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Scentsation Honeysuckle

The name tells you almost everything you need to know. Yes, this is the most wonderfully fragrant honeysuckle you will ever grow—that's almost a given. But what you might not suspect is that the scent comes from the sheer number of blooms as well as their individually strong aromas. This super free-flowering vine sets more blooms than you can believe possible.

The flowers are bright yellow and so showy, bringing bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds into the garden by the dozen. They begin in mid-spring on this twining shrub and continue in waves all through summer and into fall. Such an amazingly long season and with more blooms than ever before.

Bred in Herefordshire, England, Scentsation is hardy to -20 to -30°F, thriving in full sun or, in the hottest climates, light shade. It reaches 10 feet long without a backward glance and easily 5 feet wide, so find a big trellis, fence, wall, or other sturdy support and watch it take off! Zones 4-9.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Lonicera
Species periclymenum
Variety 'Scentsation'
PPAF PP#16,240
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Vining
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Berries, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions, Trellises
Uses Border, Ground Cover, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

Customer Reviews

One of the best new Honeysuckles. Has earned our respect!
Review by GaryPNW
There are many reasons I've grown to appreaciate Scentsation. Strong early then continous bloomer here until frost. Quite fragrant large flowers (flowers larger and in larger clusters than Halls, and plant growth form better)! Light color shows well from a distance, and used to good effect in creating a moonlight garden too. Flowers are excellent Hummingbird attractor. Grows strongly but not too rampantly, even in part shade locations. Leaves resistant to mildew and black spotting. Well behaved not over shooting from the base, just enough to fill in. Nice woody stem twining pattern develops within a year or two. Woody stems are a light brown that shows well against leaves an adds interest, in all seasons. Attractive red berries clusters in late summer and fall show well and attract birds, and Scentation keeps blooming even during berry set. Haven't had any aphid or other insect problems! Also plays well in combination with other vines. We decided to move last Spring and found that the mother plant moved easily by trimming and transplanting to a large tub, leaving a self layered start at the old house for the next family. We let the mother plant grow for a year in the tub, and found out it makes a wonderful tub patio plant! We will replant her this Spring. We have 4 other popular Honeysuckle varieties in the yard and Scentsation wins our respect hands down. It has earned a spot at the entry to our gazebo. If (when?) you get one plant it where you can enjoy the fragrance wafting by and the birds interacting with this beautiful vine.
Review by Ilhan
Looks nice but No scent at all.

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