Lonicera periclymenum Serotina is a vigorous, deciduous honeysuckle with trumpets of purplish red trumpet flowers with yellow streaks from July to October followed by red berries in the autumn. It will grow in sun or partial shade, is easy to grow and will rapidly reach 8m.
It prefers to have its roots moist but is happy in most soils as long as it has good drainage. It only needs pruning to keep it within bounds and to remove old, dead and dying growth. It provides nectar for bees, butterflies and ladybirds and berries in autumn for hungry birds. It is rabbit and deer resistant.
Lonicera periclymenum Serotina. Late Dutch Honeysuckle, is a beautiful late flowering variety with lovely red purple flowers blushed yellow. It will grow in sun or partial shade and so can be useful for cottage garden and woodland situations, scrambling over tree stumps, fences and into robust trees. It is also useful for climbing over arbours, pergolas and arches sited where the delicious scent, which is best in the evening, can be appreciated. It will associate well with other honeysuckles and climbing roses
Lonicera periclymenum Serotina may be susceptible to mildew and aphids but it rarely causes a severe problem. Because of the plants attraction for insects and bees it is inadvisable to use chemical sprays.