|Common Name||Sugar-Sweet Lilac clematis|
|Size||6-9' by 18-24"|
|USDA hardiness Zones||6b-11|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun / Part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Climbing on garden structures and small flowering trees, containers|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Dainty, yet strong and fragrant flowers are plentiful on this medium sized, wilt resistant clematis. Plant this next to a crab apple, flowering cherry or redbud for a spring show you won't forget.|
|Bloom Time||April to June|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
We are so excited to be represnting a line of beautiful, wilt resistant clematis from expert breeder Ton Hannink in The Netherlands. Ton has combined superior traits of the popular named varieties with wilt resistant and even fragrant traits of some of the species he’s been collecting and evaluating from far-reaching parts of Asia and even Croatia. Ton’s knowledge of Clematis has allowed him to develop new selections with traits never seen before on the market.
Sugar-Sweet Lilac is one of the first flat, scented clematis ever produced in cultivation. Sweet honeysuckle perfume surrounds each violet-pink bloom throughout the growing season as it climbs 6-9 feet tall. As blooms mature, a lilac stripe appears in the center of each petal, giving the blooms dimension. This incredibly hardy, wilt resistant beauty blooms from April to June in most gardens.
One of our clematis friends, Deborah Hardwick, a long time member of the Clematis Society, made this comment about the frangrance: “A lemony sweet fresh fragrance with a back note of vanilla. Very sweet and pure but not cloying. Divine!”
If you would like to purchase Sugar-Sweet Lilac, please visit Brushwood Nursery online.
Are you afraid of pruning your clematis?
Learn the best pruning techniques from our cleamtis expert, Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery here.
Margaret Roach, famed Garden Writer and former Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living, talks about the Sugar-Sweet series on her blog. Read it here.