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Clematis ‘Comtesse De Bouchard’

Clematis

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  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchard'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchard’ is a classic late-flowering clematis. Raised in France back in 1900, it holds its own among modern varieties, producing bright mauve-pink flowers with cream anthers from mid-summer to early autumn.

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Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. As with all the late-flowering clematis, Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchard’ falls into Pruning Group Three. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March. This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

How to grow Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard' and wildlife

Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchard' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard' poisonous?

Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchard' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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