Scentsation Honeysuckle

Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)April 15, 2012

I just picked up a 4ft tall Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation' yellow honeysuckle at Westlake (Ace Hardware) in Tulsa for $15. Woo hoo! I planted it next to the trellis where my 'Serotina' (same species, different variety and a much smaller specimen) is growing. The scent is good but not extremely fragrant...yet. I'm giving it time to settle in before I judge but for that price for such a large specimen I'm not complaining. ;)

I love it when you go plant shopping expecting to never find anything remotely interesting and you score a fragrant plant locally that you didn't have to order online.

-Robert

Here is a link that might be useful: Scentsation Honeysuckle

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posyplanter

Wow, sounds like you hit the jackpot! I've been trying to find something like that for a while. Most online varieties are sold out, and I haven't found anything even close to that size! We've got wild [Japanese] Honeysuckle growing here and there; a pesky weed, actually, but I love the scent so much, I've been looking for a better behaved variety to plant close to our patio, perhaps to grow over an archway or something. Wonder whether other Ace hardware stores have them?
I'm gonna call around!!!
In the meantime, Congrats!!!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:55AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Thank you!
Yea the last time I went to Ace they didn't have the honeysuckles so it pays to keep coming back I suppose. ;)
The tag is from 'Bloomtastic! Fantastic blooms...every time.'
I also have a 'Goldflame' honeysuckle in full bloom right now. It didn't smell that strong last night but for whatever reasons it smelled incredible this morning.
Japanese honeysuckle does smell awesome (I once smelled one that smelled just like a gardenia) but as you said it's way too invasive and quite the weed in my neck of the woods.

-Robert

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 10:29AM
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Ispahan Zone6a Chicago

Congratulations on an amazing plant find, Robert! :-)

If only they would develop a honeysuckle with the scent of Lonicera japonica that is not such an invasive thug...

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:39PM
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