Sweet Summer Love Clematis

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PP #24,044

Exceptional and unique, this is the first clematis to offer wonderful fragrance along with large, colorful flowers! Deep red buds open to cranberry-violet flowers that nearly cover the deep green foliage, delivering a spectacular display while perfuming the summer garden. Blooms over a month earlier than others and often continues well into autumn after the prolific first flush.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-uh-tiss
Average Size at MaturityFast growing, twining stems 10 to 12 ft. long.
Bloom TimeFragrant cranberry-violet flowers in summer.
Design IdeasClematis is a lovely partner for a climbing rose to extend the season of fragrance and color. If space is limited, grow in a large container, providing support such as obelisk or trellis. Twine up and over wood or metal arches at gates and entries. Drape over fences in narrow side yards for short range view of flowers from windows. Traditional plant to twine into skeleton of dead trees and shrubs. Best planted up close near outdoor living spaces where color and fragrance can be enjoyed.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureFast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed when new growth begins in spring. Provide support of a trellis or arbor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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