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Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'

Clematis Sweet Summer Love

Everyone is enchanted by Clematis! ‘Sweet Summer Love’ is a vigorous vine with purple and violet flowers bursting with fragrance. This disease resistant, non-invasive variety blooms a month or more earlier than Sweet Autumn Clematis. A lovely vertical addition to perennial beds, mixed borders, containers, or trellises. Prune back to about 2’ each spring, as ‘Sweet Summer Love’ flowers on new wood. For proper site selection, apply the adage, “Feet in the shade, head in the sun”. Keep roots cool and shaded with mulch, companion plants, or a rock. Cool, moist but well-drained soil is a must. Sun/part shade.

Key Plant Details

zones

Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

soiltype

Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

site

Light Requirement:

Part Sun, Sun

moisture

Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

10-20 feet in height, 6-8 foot spread

growth_rate

Annual Growth Rate:

Fast

flower_color

Flower Color:

Purple

bloom_time

Bloom Time:

Summer

fragrance

Fragrance:

Yes

solution

Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Juglone Tolerant

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

"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.

Care Tips - Pruning:

May be trimmed in early summer.

Care Tips - Soil:

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

Care Tips - Uses:

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

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

4-9