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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 1, 2017 8:12 PM CST
Anyone Growing this honeysuckle? Is it fragrant. I keep buying honeysuckles that they say are fragrant and when they bloom they are not fragrant or the only way you can get a faint smell is if you bury your face in the bloom.
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plantladylin
Jul 1, 2017 8:16 PM CST
I'd never heard of European Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum Peaches and Cream) but it sure is gorgeous. The database doesn't have any info about fragrance but Monrovia: http://www.monrovia.com/plant-... lists it as being wonderfully fragrant.

Well, ignore that statement because the database does list it as fragrant! My old eyes are always playing tricks on me. :)
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Name: Kurt
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krobra
Jul 1, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Nature Hills website said "The flowers are extremely fragrant, the scent easily carried along on the gentlest of breezes"
it could be a stretch but extremely fragrant sounds a lot better than just fragrant , like most honeysuckle reviews I've read of other varieties.

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 1, 2017 9:46 PM CST
Yes I have read other sellers say the same thing about other Honeysuckles I have purchased I do not believe them anymore. Hilarious!

I want to hear it is fragrant from gardeners.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 2, 2017 11:38 AM CST
I have one and the flowers are so very pretty. That said I have never been able to decent any sort of scent. Unfortunately it seems like the Japanese Honeysuckles are the only ones that are truly fragrant.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 2, 2017 7:59 PM CST
@Newyorkrita,
Thank you. I am not surprised. I keep seeing all this rave about fragrant and nothing. I did purchase because it was marked down but I did not want to plant it in my fragrant spot if it was not fragrant and just another lie from the sellers.

I have a fragrant garden and I am not going waste a spot for something that is not fragrant. I thought it would be a good fragrant bloom extender for the summer sweet clematis.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 2, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Find another spot for it as it is very pretty.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 2, 2017 9:02 PM CST
@Newyorkrita
I have lots of spots I have a couple acres I am gardening. I was just hoping this was fragrant. It is hard to find a lot of fragrant perennials for late summer.

I have a lot for spring early to early mid summer but I am having trouble finding fragrant for late summer.

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