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Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

Pink flowers with cream or pale yellow anthers. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. As early as 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves." Named after the wife of a Count who had a garden at Chasselay on the Rhone in France.

Group:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Francisque Morel
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodoti1900
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):'Comtesse de Bouchard'; 'Comtesse du Bouchaud'; 'Comtesse de Bauchaud' (all almost certainly mis-spellings).
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-15cm
Tepals: (4-) 6 (-8); wavy; strongly grooved along the midribs

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Database entry: 130