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Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'
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Plant Type: Clematis

A large flowered variety, blooms measure 4-6" in diameter. Velvety rose-pink flowers with cream-colored anthers, bloom profusely from June to October. A long time favorite among gardeners for ease of culture and dependable, prolific blooming. Not suitable for containers.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune, it can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year's wood, just above the base of the plant. This pruning is necessary to avoid getting a bare stem with a thick tangle above it. The spring flowers will be eliminated for that year, but the late summer flowers should still be produced. Alternatively, if you don't want to cut the entire plant back all at once, pruning can be done in stages over a period of 3 years. Each year, prune back 1/3 of the stems to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.

Flower Color

Rose pink

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

Good Companions

Aster-New England (Aster novae-angliae), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris ), Phlox-Arends (Phlox arendsii), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell-Spike (Veronica spicata)

Plant Height

6-10 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Climbing, Cut flower or foliage, Specimen, Border

Bloom Time

May to October

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests