Clematis ‘Comtesse De Bouchard’ Hardy Climber in 9cm pot
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.
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.