Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' Description
'Sweet Summer Love' clematis is the first sweet autumn clematis to bloom in color!. A single plant produces thousands of flowers, each with a refreshing and alluring cherry vanilla fragrance. Imagine that scent on the warm summer breeze - it's magical!
Clematis are the queen of the climbers. They prefer 4 hours or more of sun each day, preferring to be shaded during the hottest part of the day. They do their best in a loamy, moisture retentive soil
Beginning in summer, when most clematis are not blooming, and lasting well into fall, thousands of cranberry colored blooms appear on this climbing vine, scenting the air and looking crisp & sharp against the green foliage.
Head-turning blooms open red, then purple to violet with hues varying depending on light intensity.
Developed by master clematis breeder, Szczepan Marczynski of Poland, this vigorous climber has won awards all over the world.
Clematis are a low maintenance flowering vine. No complex pruning required - just cut back in spring to about 12-18" above the ground.
Clematis add vertical interest to fences, trellises, mailboxes and more. You can even use them as a large scale groundcover weaving through flowering shrubs, KnockOut Roses, or butterfly bush.
Special features: Cold hardy, Color change, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Long blooming, Season extender, Award winner
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- Botanical name:
Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'
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Full sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
10-15' x 10-15'
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Ground cover, Slopes, Under planting vines and climbers
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PP24044
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Soil: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Additional limestone is not necessary unless a soil test reveals a pH less than 6.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Clematis like to keep their roots cool, so a 2-4 inch layer of mulch is advised once the soil warms up during the hot summer months. To prevent stem rot, be sure to keep the mulch well away from the base of the vine.
Spacing: 1.5 to 3 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize your plant once a year in the spring, right after pruning or tidying up.
Winterizing: If you have mulched during the growing season, no special added care is needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Allow the plant to grow with no pruning through its first blooming season. Blooms on new growth, so once established, you can prune hard in fall after flowering or in early spring. Cut the vines back to 6 to 10 inches from the ground in February to ensure a strong flower production the next summer.
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