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Scentsation Honeysuckle

1-Quart
Item # 36052
$24.95
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Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation' 16,240

Part of the Bloomtastic!™ collction of free-flowering, marvelously fragrant plants.
Plant Patent 16,240

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 degrees F, thriving in full sun or light shade (only in the hottest climates). 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.

Genus
Lonicera
Species
periclymenum
Variety
'Scentsation'
ppaf
16,240
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd
Mid Spring - Early Fall
Habit
Vining
PlantHeight
10 ft
PlantWidth
5 ft
Additional Characteristics
Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color
Cream, Yellow
Foliage Color
Medium Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Border, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Specimen
Restrictions
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
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  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Lonicera
Honeysuckle

Planting:

Space plants with regard to ultimate spread of the species or cultivar you’ve chosen. Honeysuckle is widely tolerant of soil types and locations, but prefers a well-drained loam. Flower production will be most profuse in full sun.


Maintenance:

Easy to grow, honeysuckle requires little attention except to restrain spread of some vining types which can be too aggressive. Prune shrubby varieties hard after flowering, removing a third of wood to ground level each year. A light application of a balanced fertilizer each spring is beneficial.


Zones:

Zones various

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