‘Sweet Summer Love’

Clematis

Clematis

'Sweet Summer Love'

USPP 24,044; CBR 5303

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  • Fragrant
  • Vigorous
  • Award winner
Description

Wouldn't it be great if sweet autumn clematis flowered sooner, flowered longer, and came in other colors? Now it does! 'Sweet Summer Love' clematis gives you everything you want: flowers, fragrance, vigorous growth, and violet and purple blooms that start over a month earlier than convetional sweet autumn clematis. This breakthrough vine was developed by award-winning clematis breeder Szczepan Marczyski of Poland.

Awards Bronze Medal Plantarium 2011; Silver Medal at Flowers 2011 (Moscow, Russia); 2014 Green Thumb Award (DGA)

USDA Zone 4 - 9 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10'

Width 6 - 10'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil The right soil is key to success with clematis. It must be cool, and well-drained but moist.

Pruning May be trimmed in early summer.

Uses Trellises; mixed borders; perennial beds; vertical gardens; containers.

Growing Tips "Feet in the shade, head in the sun" - that's the old adage for success with clematis. This vine will thrive if mulch, a rock, or neighboring plants are positioned to keep the roots and base of the plant in cool, shaded conditions, while the leafy vines themselves bask in the sun.