Lonicera Periclymenum Graham Thomas is also known as Honeysuckle Graham Thomas
There is nothing so evocative of an English summer's evening than the heady fragrance of Honeysuckle drifting in through open windows...
These deciduous native climbers, known as Woodbine since mediaeval times, are so easy to grow in our town or country gardens and in addition, they are fabulous plants for attracting birds, bees and other pollinators.
This particular variety of Honeysuckle, Graham Thomas, has large elegant white flowers that turn yellow as they mature towards pollination, they thrive in warmth rather than full sun in any fertile soil, so against a west facing wall with roots in the shade is the perfect scenario. These were originally woodland climbers so think about re-creating this type of environment by growing up into a tree, trellis or a fence or over an arbour or old tree stump. Honeysuckle Graham Thomas is fast growing will grow well intertwining with other climbers such as a climbing rose, try a Rosa Banksiae - for maximum flowering and fragrance impact! Graham Thomas will flower through most of the summer from July right through until September, much longer than other varieties but once the blossom has passed they are replaced by the brightest red berries that are adored by birds, especially songbirds (NB: not to be eaten by humans!).
A truly stunning specimen this has been awarded the very prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.