“Comtesse de Bouchaud”: A Clematis for Nearly Full-Shade!

Comtesse de Bouchaud
The lovely 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' flowers in nearly full shade.

We shade gardening fools know  that flowering vines that tolerate shade are few and far between. Well, I have numerous buds on a newly planted ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ Clematis, in two separate shady spots, and I am “to the moon!”

‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ is the variety of clematis that likes a hard pruning to the ground in the spring and like all clematis, appreciate a nice organic planting medium, such as compost, when planting, and plenty of water (good drainage) especially during its first season of growth.

This clematis is hardy to zone 3. Find a place for it in your garden!


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