Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionSweet Summer Love clematis from Proven Winners puts a twist on the classic sweet autumn clematis with radiant, cranberry-colored blooms. Thousands of purple clematis blooms cover the vines and produce an alluring cherry vanilla fragrance. You're not the only one that will fall in love with the flowers! Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds will linger around your vines and keep your garden buzzing.
Clematis are known to be the queen of the vines. Plant your clematis vine and watch as it quickly cover fences, trellises, mailboxes, and more with a cascade of flowers. Fortunately, this plant only looks hard to care for! The only maintenance and clematis care required is trimming in spring.
This award-winning variety was developed by master clematis breeder Szczepan Marczynski of Poland.DetailsBotanical name:Clematis x 'Sweet Summer Love' Patent #: USPP 24,044 Common name: Clematis, sweet summer love clematis Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10-15' x 10-15' Flower color: Cranberry purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, fragrant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, ground cover, vines and climbersHow To GrowSoil: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Light: Full sun to part-sun. Water: Average Spacing: 6 - 10 feet Fertilizing: Generally unnecessary. If growth is slow or soil is nutrient deficient, fertilize in early spring. Winterizing: No special care is required. Maintenance & pruning: Once established, prune hard in fall after flowering or in early spring. Cut the vines back to about 24 inches from the ground in early spring to ensure a healthy flower production the next summer.
Transform Your Trellis: How to train vines
While vines may look effortless as they scamper over structures, many of them benefit from extra training to grow just the way you like. We'll break it down for each type, and even include examples from some of our great gardeners.