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'Scentsation' Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

(6 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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"
Height
96 - 120"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • Details

    Features

    '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
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Vine: 
    Vine

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    96 - 120 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    120 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Climbing
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most soils. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be trimmed after flowering.

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

    • 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.

      Sharon
      United States
      1 week ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • 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
      4 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • 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
      49 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful plant belongs in every garden!

      Eddie
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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