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which honeysuckle has the best scent/ longest bloom?



not sure if this helps but I love the perfume of winter flowering honeysuckle~however you are probably not likely to want to sit out on the patio when that is in flower!
See below for advice from RHS
Scented climbers

Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'Of the hardy climbers for nocturnal perfume, honeysuckle is king, and there are many to choose from. You cannot fail with Lonicera periclymenum, and refined cultivar ‘Graham Thomas’ produces white and pale yellow tubular blooms over a long period. Recently introduced L. periclymenum ‘Scentsation’ is superlative; L. x americana, L. caprifolium and rampant evergreen L. japonica with lemon-scented flowers also work well.

Honeysuckles are ideal for scrambling up shady walls and fences, or even unproductive fruit trees. They will grow in nearly any soil, providing conditions are not too dry.

Jasminum officinaleAlthough jasmines are not strictly night scented, their perfume can be strong on warm evenings. Both Jasminum officinale and rather tender J. polyanthum have a sweet scent and the white flowers show up well. Give them a well-drained, sunny position.

4 Jan, 2009

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