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Sweet honeysuckle perfume!

Clematis Sugar-Sweet™ Lilac

Lots of deep lilac colored flowers cover this smaller climber each spring and early summer. This clematis will rebloom if you prune it after it's first flowers fade.

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!"

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Sugar-Sweet Lilac clematis
  • Botanical Name

    Clematis 'Delightful Scent'
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

    April to June
  • Bloom Color

    Silvery blue

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    April to June
  • Size

    6-9' by 18-24"
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun / Part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Climbing on garden structures and small flowering trees, containers
  • Propagation

    Cuttings, Tissue Culture

Available Photos

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