Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'

Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'
Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'
Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'
Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'
Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'

Clematis SUGAR SWEET BLUE 'Scented Clem'

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Thorncroft Clematis
Plant Size
Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
Sun to Part Shade
Facing Aspect
Flowering Months
April - May
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Tidy After Flowering (Group 1)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers
Deciduous Climber
Early To Mid-Summer
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
Clematis Sugar Sweet Blue - 'Scented Clem'. Enchanting, lilac blue star shaped flowers have a superb almond scent which is particularly good in the evening and early morning.
This is a truly amazing new introduction from Ton Hannink, a highly regarded plantsman from The Netherlands. Ton has been breeding many different types of plants at his home and greenhouses using rare species collected from the wild including parts of Asia. He has been able to combine attributes already popular with gardeners with new and unique attributes we once could only dream of. Earlier flowering than many of this type, with a fragrance and not only that, a wilt resistant nature as well!
Clematis Sugar Sweet Blue flowers April and May and can grow rapidly to about 8 feet high. Prune back stems to about 2-4 feet each year after flowering to a neat and tidy shape.

Previously named clematis 'Blue Musk' in error.

Cultivation Advice.

Large flowered clematis prefer a good quality soil with high nutrient levels and a soil which is moist but free-draining. Improve planting holes with at least 2 forkfuls of well rotted manure or garden compost and if you don't have these use a 'Soil Improver' compost. The Improvement material added should be placed under the root of the plant not around it. This encourages the roots to grow downwards and remain deep and cool during summer. If your clematis flowers in May-June(late spring), cut the dead flower heads when they have finished to encourage a second set of flowers to be produced in the late summer and autumn. Be prepared to wait for a couple of years before they will be at their best - Our saying is - 1st year = Roots, 2nd year = Shoots, 3rd year = Flowers!

Delivery Details

Delivery from £7.99 and most customers never pay over £9.99!

We offer a year-round Mail Order and Delivery service (subject to weather and availability). We do not dispatch small or young plants, but send our mature plants in 3 litre pots anywhere in the United Kingdom and Europe.

We dispatch Monday to Thursday each week so usually your order will be dispatched within 1-2 days of ordering, however during busy periods this can be expected to increase. Any significant delays will be notified by email and posted on the website. 
Orders made after midday Thursday are usually dispatched on the following Monday.
We use DHL for all our deliveries. To get the most out of the delivery service download the DHL App. Find out more here - DHL APP.

Our last dispatch before Christmas 2022
 will be 15th December - all orders placed after this will be sent in the New Year and that is to be from the 9th January onwards.

Instructions to Nursery
 - At the checkout stage you are able to add an instruction to the nursery such as, 'Please avoid March 20th - 25th' or 'Away in June'. 

Instructions to courier
 - Please give us details of a safe place where the parcel can be left (Please note - this is at the customer's risk). If no instructions to leave the parcel are given and there is no one to sign for it, then our carrier will try to deliver the following day.

Please provide your mobile number or email address and our carrier will tell you the hour your delivery will be made within and if it is not convenient you will be able to re-arrange the delivery directly with them.


UK Delivery Charges


Post Codes

Number of Plants



Standard postal area

Any not listed below



5 +



Isle of Wight

Scilly Isles

(2 Day Service)









Scottish Highlands

& Islands

Isle of Man

Channel Islands

(2 Day Service)

AB 31-38 & 40-56 


KA 27-28


PA 20-38; 41-49 & 60-78

PH 4-44 & 49-50








Export to Northern Ireland and outside the UK

We no longer offer to export to Northern Ireland or outside the United Kingdom and are sorry for any disappointment this has caused.

Click & Collect

Although we do not open on a regular basis, we are delighted to offer a Click & Collect option for you to collect your orders from our Rails End Nursery location in Worcestershire.
While we get to grips with this new offering we will have to restrict the collection day to a Friday only between 10:00 & 3PM with the hope of expanding that at a later date if we feel it is possible.

Make your online order, checkout and pay online just as if it was a delivery order but of course select Click & Collect instead of a shipping method.
Because we are predominantly a mail order business, our systems are automated and much of the terminology revolves around the kinds of terms used in mail order, so please forgive us for this.
You will receive the following automated emails after making your order.
1. Order acknowledgement. - Full details of your order.
2. Order Status Update - Pending - meaning your order is received into our order processing system
3. Order Status Update - Processing - meaning we are picking and cleaning your plants
4. Order Status Update - Dispatched - in the case of Collection orders, your plants are almost ready for you to pick up.
5. Order Status Update - Completed - your plants are ready for you to pick up on the next Friday.


You can collect from our new location at:
Rails End Nursery
Back Lane
WR11 7RG

About Our Plants

At Thorncroft the quality of our clematis plants is very important to us and we will not compromise on keeping up the high standards our customers have come to expect.

We supply plants mostly in a 3 litre container, growing on a 3 foot (1 meter) bamboo cane support, occasionally a 2 litre pot is sufficient to ensure a quality plant is produced.  Your clematis can not always be delivered in full flower, however we will aim to send you the most advanced plant for you so that you get the best display possible in the first year of our plants being in your garden.

Chelsea Chop - Also from time to time we will need to prune plants back to keep them tidy on their cane. While every effort is made to only supply plants in full leaf we may on occasions send plants that have been recently pruned or had leaves removed and will include notes to explain why this has been done.  It's known as the 'Chelsea Chop' and is commonly seen in late May and June.

Please keep in mind that some of the more specialist clematis have different habits, so these standards can vary depending on the type you are buying but it gives you a good guide on what to expect. 

From the very outset, the Thorncroft philosophy is to provide a clematis which will thrive for the customer in their garden but also to provide the expert knowledge that we have gained over the years to help advise you which clematis are the best.

We have been sending plants by mail order to customers all over the world and have build up a good knowledge of which plants perform best in various parts of the globe. We also value your experience and if would like to tell us about which clematis you grow in your country, please do, it will allow us to continue learning

Reviews (11)
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11 Reviews:

Wonderful plant and service
02 May 2024  | 

Wonderful large plant in very good condition and is flowering already , thank you thorncroft.

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Sugar Sweet Blue
11 March 2024  | 

All four clematis I ordered arrived beautifully packaged and in perfect condition. Thank you Thorncroft!

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Very healthy looking plant
11 May 2022  | 

The plant looks very healthy and has gone straight in and is growing.


Healthy plant with flower buds
26 April 2022  | 

This clematis was delivered intact, lots of shoots and some flower buds. Clear instructions. Just planted (after hardening off) - fingers crossed it likes the site.


Clematis sugar sweet
20 April 2022  | 

I love the smell it۪s beautiful


Pretty, lots of flowers
10 April 2022  | 

The plant seems to have settled in well, although there were a lot of roots in the pot. As yet the scent is very mild, hoping it gets stronger as the plant matures.


Sugar Sweet Blue Delivery
01 April 2022  | 

Plant was in excellent condition with sturdy stems about 3ft high with healthy foliage. One of the best Of many I have received. Glad I delayed planting out as you suggested as temp forecast tonight is cold NE wind and -3!


Looks good
30 March 2022  | 

Have just received this but obviously before flowering but looks good l


Excellent Quality
26 September 2021  | 

The packaging was perfect & the quality of the plant was absolutely excellent, will definitely purchase from again.


Really strong healthy plant
19 September 2021  | 

excellent healthy item


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