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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Comtesse De Bouchaud'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Comtesse De Bouchaud

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Late Large-flowered

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Bloom Color:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning Groups:
Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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7 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Mom22Zone5 On Jun 21, 2010, Mom22Zone5 from Omaha, NE wrote:

I have this growing on the South side of the house. It's a heavy-duty bloomer - see pic June 2010. It starts in May and blooms almost to the end of July. It tends to have most of it's blooms at the very top of the plant. I have daylilies and white daisies at the foot which works well to shade the roots.

Positive WUVIE On Jun 1, 2009, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

For several years, this bountiful bloomer has been
performing exceptionally well on the south side of our
home in Northeastern Oklahoma.

Only today were we able to positively identify it as
Comtesse De Bouchaud with the help of another DG'er;
DawnLL. Thanks!

I can't even count how many blooms this thing has put out.
Bloom after bloom after bud after bud. Amazing, and it is
still going!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Positive art_n_garden On Jul 6, 2007, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very hardy plant- I inherited three of these beautiful plants with the house we just purchased. They trained themselves on our lattice and are doing fantastic. I can't believe how many blooms it has and is showing no signs of stopping! Only negative I've seen is that the blooms droop a little during our hot afternoon sun, but perk up as it cools off.

Positive Rain1950 On May 11, 2007, Rain1950 from (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very vigorous grower. I have it in a 2' pot at the time, but will move to the garden soon. Last year it went thru two bloom periods; was still in full bloom when frosts hit. Pruned back in March and it's already well over 6'. Had a few late frosts will no damage

Neutral mystic On Sep 21, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993.

Positive Marlina On Jul 30, 2005, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Have had great luck with Comtesse De Bouchaud Clematis. Abundant blooms starting in late June lasting until the end of July .

Positive sadie_mae On Dec 11, 2004, sadie_mae from Central, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful mauve blooms, regardless of how I prune it, it always blooms mostly at the top. Does rebloom a little but not as much as some that I have.

Positive ceedub On Dec 6, 2004, ceedub from Whitby, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have this clematis growing with a dark purple variety, and the contrast in colours is very pretty. I've had great success with my clematis, this is their second summer, and have been more lush each year. Can't wait for spring!!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Foley, Alabama
Elk Grove, California
Long Beach, California
San Leandro, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Marietta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Mt Zion, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Logansport, Indiana
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Sadieville, Kentucky
Salvisa, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Amherst, Massachusetts
Reading, Massachusetts
Macomb, Michigan
Mason, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jackson, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Central City, Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Elmira, New York
Rome, New York
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Chiloquin, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Clarks Hill, South Carolina
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Lafayette, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas
Willis, Texas
Centerville, Utah
Pearisburg, Virginia
Radford, Virginia
Enumclaw, Washington
Port Orchard, Washington

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