Clematis Sweet Summer Love

Vine, Sweet Autumn Clematis
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Fall Blooming Type 3
Vibrant shades of lush cranberry/violet in hundreds of starry blossoms. Imagine! A Sweet Autumn Clematis in new colors and blooming earlier and longer. Flowers emerge deep red, turn to purple red, and then mature to violet. A spectacular fall show. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. This Sweet Autumn Clematis is a much more restrained variety with low seed set and does not produce rampant unwanted seedlings.

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Patent PP24,044

Plant Type Perennials, Vines

Species paniculata

Height Tall 12'

Spacing Plant 4' apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

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Proven Winners

These varieties have been proven in trials around the world to be vigorous and easy to grow. Best of all, Proven Winners are known to be absolutely covered with vibrant, long-blooming flowers.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Shade Tolerant

Clematis General Information

Clematis are prized for their incredible flowers, most as large as your hand. "Queen of the Climbers" will train onto trellises, fences or arch over doorways. Stunning when used alone or when several colors are mixed. Grower's tip: Truest colors require full sun, as any shade will introduce purple tones. Flower color and bloom size may vary while the plant is establishing. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Clematis Plant Care

Pruning Type 3. Clematis have some personality quirks. They are one of the few plants that like to be planted deeper. Pick a full sun site and have your trellis in place. Have a deep hole dug – 8-10" – with some compost in the bottom. Gently place the pot (minus the wrapper) into the hole so that the first set of leaf nodes (the bud where the leaf sprouts from) is below ground. Remove any leaves that will be under the soil. Fill the hole halfway and tie the top growth to your trellis (leave the stick it shipped with in place for now) and water. Finish filling the hole with good soil, and water well. Your Clematis will appreciate a low growing plant at its feet to shade its roots. TYPE 3: This group blooms later and on new growth. Prune in early spring as new leaf buds begin to show. Remove any dead brittle material above these buds. Stems can be trimmed low if desired at this time to encourage branching. If intertwining Clematis, pruning will be easier if you select varieties with the same pruning type. Want to sort by pruning type? In the main search box, type Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 to group them together.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October