Clematis flammula 'Sweet Summer Love'

Hardy Shrub

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Scented late summer climber

Rich dark green foliage

Romatic pink/purple blooms

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It's well worth planting this superb clematis to find out just how amazing it looks…and smells! Covered in masses of small purple, delicately scented flowers that look like blossom from July to August, this energetic climber will go on blooming until October! Keeping its appeal well into autumn, the dark green foliage provides an attractive contrast to the flowers at a time when other plants might be starting to fade. The wonderful colour and perfume of 'Sweet Summer Love' are best appreciated if you plant this climbing shrub in a large container, or against a sunny wall or fence, allowing it to clamber up free-standing or wall-mounted supports. Be sure to position this lovely clematis variety where you're able to enjoy its scent – described as 'delicate, sweet; with elements of evening stock, viola, vanilla with a note of almond...'. Height: 300cm (118in). Spread: 100cm (39in). Pruning group 3. Supplied in 9cm pots.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardensscented gardens

sun or semi shade

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2 x 9cm potted clematis plants (KB6221)
1 x 9cm potted clematis plant (79781)
1 plant in 7cm pot, 1 tower pot, 25l incredicompost & 100g incredibloom (79783)

Pot up clematis plants and grow them on until large enough to plant in their final positions. When planting clematis, choose a position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a freestanding climbing frame.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in late summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 3 Clematis, cut back all of the previous year’s stems to a pair of healthy buds at around 20cm (8") above ground level. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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