Clematis Comtessa de Bouchaud, closeup
Clematis Comtessa de Bouchaud

Clematis Comtessa de Bouchaud

A profuse bloomer, Comtessa de Bouchard Clematis delights us with 4-6″ rose pink flowers with centers of creamy yellow stamens. One of the most popular pink clematis due to its continuous blooming and its tolerance for part shade. Flowers first appear in June and continue into October. It blooms on new wood and prefers a full sun to part shade location.

A member of pruning group 3. Cut vines back hard in early spring to a pair of buds 12-18″ above ground.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Comtessa de Bouchaud

Common Name

Clematis

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

96-144″

Width

36-72″

Uses

Arbor, Cut Flower, Hummingbirds, Trellis

Resistance

Black Walnut, Deer

Soil

Average, Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

4-9

Plant Type

Vine

Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.