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'Scentsation' Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
120" 72"
96 - 120"
60 - 72"
  • Details


    'Scentsation' honeysuckle is a very showy vine with extremely fragrant yellow flowers blooms from mid-spring to late summer, followed by bright red berries. This floriferous honeysuckle has a very long bloom time, and is a wonderful addition to summer gardens, especially when trained up a trellis or fence. Not invasive like other honeysuckles. 

    Award: Climbing Plant of the Year 2016, Le Rendez-vous Horticole, Montréal.

    Long Blooming
    Produces Berries


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    96 - 120 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    120 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
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    Plant Needs

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    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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    Adaptable to most soils. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be trimmed after flowering.

    'Scentsation' Lonicera periclymenum USPP 16,240
  • 12 Reviews

    • If you are looking for a fragrant honeysuckle like I was, DONT buy this plant. I purchased it and planted in spring, 2019. No fragrance at all in 2019, 2020, and now in 2021. I don't know the problem, but I wasted my money. I will be digging it up and discarding it. Very disappointed in Proven Winner.

      Julia A Perrigo
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 6 min ago
    • Every year about this time I regret planting this vine. Despite its name, assigned perhaps due to cynical marketing research, this honeysuckle has no scent. I’d pull it out if I could get hold of haliana but Hall’s honeysuckle is invasive and never sold anymore. That honeysuckle of my childhood was highly scented, and I continue to seek a vine to compare with it. So far to no avail.

      Kay Shawn
      , 3 days ago
    • I bought this plant from Home It was a proven winters. It has thrived, in only two weeks it is already climbing the arch I planted it against. So fun to go watch it's progress each day. Plant arrived very healthy and green. Very satisfied.

      Joe W Hornback
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Planted 2 of them last year and grew them up a trellis. It’s growing well and came back this spring. There was no scent at all for the blooms last year. The only reason I planted was because I wanted the honeysuckle scent but this is completely void of fragrance. Nope even a faint scent. Hoping maybe the 2nd year of blooms has a scent? I would have dug them up but husband thinks they are pretty looking.

      Rebecca McNeil
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Like some of the other reviewers, my plant has grown well, but sadly does not have any scent. With some of the reviewers saying it smells amazing and others saying it doesn't smell at all, I am somewhat confused. Is it possible that it is just because it is the first season? Or did I just get the dud of the bunch? Not sure, but it is unfortunate... I had high hopes for it.

      , Utah
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • We purchased 2 Scentsation Honeysuckle vines this year and they are already taking off! We bought them because we both have a special childhood memory of the sweet smell of honeysuckle in the summer...and we are not disappointed! Ours are in full sun, but the base of the plant is fairly shaded. About 1 week after planting, they dropped most of their blooms; I thought we were losing them, but as the weather warmed up, they filled up with blooms again and the old blooms turned to berries! At this point, the scent is mild, but the plants are still getting established. We highly recommend these plants!

      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bought the Scentsation honeysuckle at a garden center...planted per directions, about 6 wks ago. Vine seems to be doing well, and getting some blooms, but so far...not a bit of fragrance....which is the main reason we bought it. It replaced another honeysuckle planted 10 yrs ago which had an abundance of heavenly fragrance. The attached tag to this PW honeysuckle claims that it is fragrant. I wonder if the lack of fragrance now is because it's a newly-planted vine? If it is not fragrant next season....l will pull it out, because it would be a disappointment and tricky advertisement.

      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I really wanted to love this plant. I purchased large ones. They arrived in great shape.. impressive. I planted 3 in the zip code 48030 (zone 5b) which is warmer than where i panted the other 6 stll Michigan but zip code 49337 (zone 5a). The ones in zone 5a are struggling... very slow growth. The winter was tough... they barely made it.. we shall see if they can recover. The ones in 5b are doing great... they are huge... mounds of flowers.. beautiful... HOWEVER... not much of a scent at all... so much for Scentsation... love the color.. love the form.. but the whole point was to enjoy the scent... so I may end up removing them

      Jeff Vitale
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This is my favorite vine. I have had a few types of vines and honeysuckle over the years and this one is a standout. Like any vine you have to keep it from wandering over the ground but it is care free and easy to grow. My prefers its roots shaded. The scent is fantastic and my hummingbirds love it. It blooms over and over for most of the summer and into fall. The white and yellow dual colors on one vine make it standout in the garden. It is very hardy and survived a nightshade vine that was choking it out. I can't stay enough good about this one. You won't be disappointed in it.

      Melissa Spino
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I've grown 4 different kinds of honeysuckles in the past, including one currently, which I think died, but wasn't doing too well to begin with. A couple years ago I decided to get a couple Scentsations, and they grew quickly. They are the best honeysuckle vine I have ever grown. They have vigor and health. They didn't bloom too much last year in the spring, only a couple flowers, but the vines and growth took off. I was about to prune mid summer, but then I noticed flower buds, lots of them, so I left the vines alone, and I got many flowers and also the first honeysuckle vine I have had that has a fragrance. The ones in the past I've had, I couldn't smell them unless I shoved my nose in the flower, even then it was mild. Also, this is the first honeysuckle I've had that had beautiful red berries. I know honeysuckles are supposed to get them, but once again, all my honeysuckle vines in the past never got the berries. Now Proven Winners needs to come up with some more colors too. I love the yellows, but I would like a different color one for a different location, but I may end up trying the Sweet Summer Love clematis there instead. :)

      Tiffany Marshall
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
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