Once this vine gets going it is a show stopper. Hundreds of pink and purple blooms rise above green succulent growth. Even though the flowers are small a properly fertilzed and cared for plant will yeild hundreds of them to create a dazzling display.
Clematis is an easy to care for vine that does well in a variety of conditions and even in pots. It will train easily to a trellis, post or fence. It's fast growing, but also won't climb aggressively like some other vines.
|Bloom Color:||Purple and pink shades with yellow stamen|
|Bloom Period:||All summer long|
|Genus & Species:||Clematis x USPP 24044 'Sweet Summer Love'|
|Mature Height:||7 to 10 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting is best|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage and moisture|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part sun|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'
We recommend that you prune clematis back in the early spring to make way for new growth - you can trim it back to 18 to 24 inches for best effect. In March or February you can apply a slow release fertilizer to stimulate new succulent growth. If you can find a location where the base of the plant is in shade and the rest of the plant is in sunlight that will produce the best results. Applying a thick layer of mulch will provide soil moisture for the plant and is highly recommended.