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'Sweet Summer Love' Clematis x

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

Features

Cranberry-purple flowers. Fragrant. Vine. Long bloom time.

Fragrant Flower
Long Blooming
Vine: 
Vine

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
120 - 180 Inches
Trails Up To: 
180 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 120 Inches
Spread: 
72 - 120 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
cranberry-violet
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
clean
Habit: 
Climbing
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
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: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Landscape
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.

When the world-renown clematis breeder Szczepan Marczynski of Poland told us he had what amounts to a sweet autumn clematis with red flowers that change to purple and that blooms months earlier, we were all in. The fragrance of sweet autumn clematis is as good as any plant in existence, and the same goes this beauty. Most Clematis can be tricky to grow, with brittle stems that break if you so much as look at them, but this plant is super sturdy and grows like a dream. Anyone can be successful growing this variety. It's as close to perfection as a plant can be.

'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. It will add lots of drama to gardens when trained up a trellis or other support.

The first year you plant it, it does not do much besides grow roots. The next year it takes off, however, it is much more restrained than sweet autumn clematis and does not litter the garden with unwanted seedlings. This plant has what it takes to be the best-selling clematis of all time. It won a DGA Green Thumb award for the best new plant of 2014 and we expect it to earn many more awards and accolades as people get to know it.  

'Sweet Summer Love' Clematis x 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
    Grafton
    Iowa
    United States
    1 year 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: thecranesnest.com

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cynthia Crane
    Martinsburg
    West Virginia
    United States
    1 year 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
    Wisconsin
    United States
    3 years ago
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