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no scent honeysuckle


By Tonyb6

United Kingdom Gb

I panted a honeysuckle last year. It has grown well & is now blooming. The problem is it has no scent, which was the purpose of growing it. Anybody know why this is and is there any hope that it will in the future.



Sorry Tony, some varieties just don't have a scent :-(

21 Jul, 2009


Hey, Tony, you the one who asked a similar question on the other website? If so, I've answered you on there!!

21 Jul, 2009


Probably a scent-less variety?!

21 Jul, 2009


Mine started life as a yellow variety but over the years has gone pinker (see pic in my photos)...& it has never had a scent! Guess we made the same mistake Tony?! :0)

21 Jul, 2009


The best types to go for (at least in the UK) are the named forms of the species Lonicera peryclemenum which is the native Woodbine of the hedgerows. The sent of this species (and all it's named forms) is excellent especially in the evening.

Good forms of it to look out for are Belgica, Serotina, Sweet Sue, & Graham Thomas.

22 Jul, 2009


scent lol :-)

23 Jul, 2009

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