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'Sweet Summer Love' Clematis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 120 - 180 Inches
Size: Quart
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

'Sweet Summer Love' Clematis

Part Sun to Sun 120 - 180


Cranberry-purple flowers. Fragrant. Vine. Long bloomtime.

Fragrant Flower
Long Blooming


Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
120 - 180 Inches
Trails Up To: 
180 Inches
72 - 120 Inches
72 - 120 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses Notes: 

Landcapes.  May also be grown on a trellis in a large patio container.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers average, well-drained but moist soil. Keep the roots cool. May benefit from a hard pruning in late winter.  Leave at least two pairs of buds on each stem.

Wouldn't it be great if Sweet Autumn clematis flowered sooner and longer and came in other colors? Now it does!

'Sweet Summer Love' gives you everything you want: the flowers, the fragrance, the ease of growth and cranberry-violet blooms that start over a month earlier than others - starting in July in the midwest and northeast, and lasting until mid-September.  This breakthrough vine is from award-winning clematis breeder Szczepan Marczyski of Poland. It will add lots of drama to gardens when trained up a trellis or other support.

'Sweet Summer Love' Clematis USPP 24,044, Can PBRAF

  • Love my clematus and I grow PW only if I can.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Joyce Hackbart
    United States
    34 weeks ago
  • I would have rated this clematis the next level down, but since I only just planted it last spring I'm giving it time to live up to its expected potential. It grew very quickly; having planted a nice 20 inch or so nursery plant in my Zone 6b garden in late May 2014, by the end of July it had nearly reached the top of my arbor. However, the blooms were few and they are small, although quite pretty and a lovely color. I expect it will have a much larger mass of blooms in its second year, which is essential in my case since this arbor is located a good distance from my driveway/sidewalk and the street and I want something that will be a show stopper. Mayhap I'll put another vine on the arbor to keep it company, perhaps a different clematis or a rose. Photos can be found here:

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cynthia Crane
    West Virginia
    United States
    34 weeks ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barbara Bunker
    Big Bend
    United States
    2 years ago
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