Sweet Summer Love is as easy to grow as white-flowering sweet autumn clematis without the invasive habit. It has striking star-like, multi-colored blooms of cranberry and violet that bloom earlier and longer than the traditional white sweet autumn, and with a sweet fragrance. Pruning type 3.
Blooms start over a month earlier than others — starting in July in the midwest and northeast, and lasting until mid-September. The first year it will not bloom much while it grows roots. The following season it will take off!
Prefers average, well-drained but moist soil. Keep the roots cool. May benefit from hard pruning in late winter. Leave at least two pairs of buds on each stem. Autumn clematis is easy to grow.