Clematis Sweet Summer Love

Clematis Sweet Summer Love
Clematis Sweet Summer Love
Clematis Sweet Summer Love
Clematis Sweet Summer Love
Clematis Sweet Summer Love

Clematis Sweet Summer Love

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Szczepan Marczynski
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
July - September
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers
Deciduous Climber
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

Sweet Summer Love has wonderfully scented flowers of rich deep red when first open, maturing through purply-red and paling to light purplish violet as the flowers age. It is a hugely abundant clematis and a striking, vigorous climber.

Cultivation Advice.
This lovely group of scented clematis can make useful additions to our gardens. They produce literally hundreds of star-like flowers, which have a hawthorn-like perfume, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.  Whilst these can be grown in any aspect, they will flower better, and the perfume will be stronger if grown in a sunny, free draining position.

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 (10)
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10 Reviews:

Arrived well paked
11 March 2024  | 

Great delivery well packed healthy plants ,hopefully will be a successful planting .

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Excellent quality and service
29 November 2023  | 

I have ordered from Thorncroft for many many years and all of the plants I ever bought, including this one, arrive in great condition and are very well packaged. The delivery time is also very quick. Well done ! I have yet to see this plant in bloom obviously, but its long flowering and prolific growth appealed to me.

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Strong healthy plant
21 August 2023  | 

Lovely strong healthy plant on collection and it has established well. Hasn't yet had time to flower but have always had successful plants from Thorncroft in the past so I am confident this one will be beautiful in flower too

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Good service and clematis
07 July 2023  | 

Lovely plant arrived when promised .... would definitely use again.

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03 May 2023  | 

Very good condition. Clear planting instructions already planted and it’s growing

Thank you

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Great Quality
17 August 2022  | 

Beautiful, healthy plant that arrived very safely packaged.


Beautiful well developed plant, arrived in marvellous condition, so healthy. Had excellent advice from Thorncroft which plant would suit my garden area best. So worthwhile. Can't wait to see it flower. Thank You and will be more than happy to use agai
26 April 2022  | 

Nothing to dislike


Great quality plant
14 April 2022  | 

I bought this together with another Clematis. I would highly recommend this nursery, they sent out both plants so quickly and is fabulous condition and both are growing really well and we‰Ûªre a good size even when they arrived. Boxed properly and very healthy‰Û_ not always a guarantee when you buy plants online these days! Would v highly recommend!


Great quality
31 March 2022  | 

Lovely healthy plant can't wait for it to flower


28 July 2020  | 

I wanted a replacement for triternata Rubro Marginata but it not in stock so I was advised to have this instead. I did take it if rather reluctantly at first but golly im glad I took that advise.
This is stunning and has the best scent of any clematis I have grown and thats about 30+ and all from Thorncroft.

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