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!