‘Sweet Summer Love’ Clematis

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 10-15' Width/Spread: 6-10'

It’s a non-invasive version of sweet autumn clematis with fragrant, cranberry-violet blooms. It starts blooming about a month earlier than other varieties, and will continue to flower through the summer. It is very easy to grow.


Light: Foliage needs to be exposed to a minimum of four hours of light. In cool, northern climates it will thrive in full sun. In warmer, southern climates it benefits from having a bit of afternoon shade. Anywhere it grows, it performs best when the soil surface above the roots is shaded. This can be with mulch or other plants.

Soil: Absolutely needs to be well draining. Prefers fertile soil that is neutral or a bit alkaline. If your soil leans acidic, you can apply a little lime and check again in a year.

Water: Average water needs, but really resents sogginess.

Fertilizing: Uses a lot of nutrients in a season. Apply a granular fertilizer in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Flowers on both old and new wood, so it is a very reliable bloomer. May be pruned back to 2′ in spring.

Botanical Name

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PP#24,044, CBR#5303


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Pink, Purple

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun



Season of Interest



Containers, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Award winner, Disease resistant, Fragrant, Non-invasive, Vine

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