If you want an original decoration for your garden or veranda, then clematis will perfectly cope with the task. A special variety Comtesse de Boucho will appeal for its attractive pink color and ease of cultivation. To decide on the place that he can take, just a photo and a detailed description of this type. And reviews of gardeners will add awareness in the nuances of care.
The variety is striking in its originality, starting with the name: another common name is the Countess de Boucho. It amazes with its aristocratic beauty, although it is absolutely not capricious.
Distinctive features of the appearance of the plant:
- large diameter of flowers: about 10-15 cm with 6 petals,
- saturated pink-lilac with small streaks,
- height is 2.5-3 m,
- tips of sepals wavy and slightly curving,
- the green mass remains bright
- flowers grow in threes, as thick as possible in the upper part.
This variety is characterized by a long flowering period, from June to September, although under favorable weather conditions it will also please the first autumn month. Comtess de Boucho is distinguished by its ability to dissolve flowers in the first year of planting and demonstrates the amazing lifespan of individual specimens - up to 20 years.
The variety grows well in containers and feels good, falling into penumbra. This feature helps to increase the possibilities of application in landscape design. And at the same time, the brightness of flowers in the penumbra is fully manifested. But, of course, the constant shadow is unacceptable.
The main prerequisite is support. Shows a special aesthetic appeal:
- arches, fences,
- gazebos, verandas,
- large-scale design of the house.
Attention to soil
For Comtess de Boucho it is worthwhile to prepare a special composition of the soil, which does not let gardeners who are already engaged in its cultivation. It should be taken in equal parts:
- 100 g wood ash
- 100 g of complex fertilizer.
Variety de Boucho is very favorable to the application of organic fertilizers. But the acidity of the soil should be reduced. It is just that the introduction of wood ash.
If you have just acquired this variety, then before rooting the seedling, you should analyze the state of the root system. Many growers recommend placing a root in water for 2-3 hours in order to return elasticity and vitality.
When clematis is planted in open ground, then dig a hole for planting should be much deeper than they used to. Sequencing:
- Layers laid out organic (manure), grass or leaves.
- Fill in mineral fertilizers (nitrophoska or analogues).
- A small amount of prepared land.
- Disinfect with hot potassium permanganate solution.
- Only an hour later, you can plant, pouring the remnants of the soil mixture.
- Be sure to mulch.
Excessive soil moisture is not allowed, watering is moderate. The plant will not only stop flowering in conditions of constant moisture, but may also die.
Therefore, when planting, it is necessary to secure the root system by introducing mulch, especially if the place of residence of the flower is an open area. This ensures not only the elimination of moisture, but also protects from frost in case of lack of snow cover. For flowering plants, the use of wood chips and small chips is ideal as mulch. For connoisseurs of beauty, even in small things, ready-made mulch of different colors will do.
Attention! When planting in the area of the house, the veranda should be provided so that the rain from the roof does not fall on the flower.
Care, trim and enjoy
Clematis is reminiscent of the vine in its growth, and therefore adjustment of the direction of growth requires special attention.
Trimming is done every third year at a distance of 20-30 cm above the ground. It is needed for renewal and full bloom. Do not be afraid of such a cardinal pruning - the plant will grow and immediately bloom in the summer. But not to do without top dressing with nitrogen fertilizers, and after the appearance of the green mass - potash and phosphate. For the winter period, this variety requires a third degree pruning - complete, except for 1-2 buds. Do not have to suffer, building shelters.
The variety is absolutely not susceptible to diseases, pests and nothing will prevent to enjoy its amazing beauty. He will annually arouse curiosity and admiration of his acquaintances, and perhaps even the envy of his neighbors.
Comtesse de Bouchaud is a variety obtained by crossing interspecific type. Thanks to this feature, we can talk about the many advantages of this plant. This flower is resistant to all sorts of negative external factors. Clematis is beautiful and frost-resistant.
The Clematis variety Comtesse de Boucho is a refined, very beautiful vine. Flower growers like this type of plant because of its unpretentious, large size, variety of colors. Usually such clematis is planted for decoration:
- other zones on the backyard territory.
This variety of clematis many flower growers confused. The whole difficulty lies in the fact that the name of the variety is variable. Sometimes this flower is called the Countess Boucho. There is another interpretation - the large-flowered Comtess de Boucho.
Detailed description of the culture of Comtesse de Bouchaud
A key feature of the flower is its unique decorative characteristics. The height of this clematis variety reaches 3 m. Thanks to this particular variety of Comtesse de Boucho, it can be used for large-scale decoration of the local area or buildings. A tall plant will look very nice when decorating arches, fences or arbors.
Council If you need to completely "drape" a blank wall in which there are no windows, you can safely use such clematis. Countess Boucho will allow you to create an exquisite picture even where other plants are powerless.
In its structure Comtesse de Boucho is very similar to grapes. That is why it is so important in its cultivation to use supports and leave enough free space for development. It is necessary to make so that this beautiful liana crawled without various obstacles. It should be immediately noted that, according to the description of breeders and reviews of flower growers, it is quite simple to send this clematis. But Countess Boucho is not growing fast. The speed of its growth is such that the flower can survive on the site for about 18-20 years.
The inflorescences of this plant are very beautiful. They are distinguished by a rich and refined pink shade. A unique decorative feature of this variety is that the inflorescences are complemented by stamens. Their colorful yellow color contrasts spectacularly and blends seamlessly with the main tone. Thanks to this feature, clematis seem three-dimensional, three-dimensional, luxurious. In diameter inflorescences range from 10 to 15 cm.
There are some features in the formation of flowers. The edges of the petals slightly "look" down. Due to this feature of the structure, some attractive roundness and volume of the buds, usually consisting of six sepals, is created. Due to their wavy contours, the flower gets some bulge.
Nuances of development and cultivation of the variety Comtesse de Boucho
As for the other features of this variety, it is worth noting the blooming of clematis. Usually this process begins in June or July. It continues until August-the beginning of autumn. It all depends on weather and climatic conditions. But the Comtess de Boucho whole season retains a rich green tint of leaf plates.
When growing such clematis, many growers are interested in the variety belonging to a particular trimming group.
Countess Boucho is considered quite strong and strong variety of clematis. This is a unique look, which is characterized by:
- Abundant flowering.
- Strong health.
- Slow growth.
When planting such a plant is very important to remember that it is a perennial. That is why it is necessary to leave enough space near it, and the landing hole should be very deep and wide.
Clematis Comtess de Boucho is a luxurious flower with which you can transform a backyard territory. At the same time, there are no particular difficulties in growing a flower. The main thing - to create support.
Clematis flower description
The plant belongs to the family of buttercups, and is distributed throughout the territory of our country. In European countries, clematis has been known since the beginning of the sixteenth century, in Russia since the beginning of the nineteenth.
The main advantage of clematis is its ability to develop any territory, be it a flower bed in front of the house, a vertical blank wall, an arch or the arbor grate. On one square meter of the lashes of a flower plant are so many that they completely cover the green foliage.
The root of clematis is powerful, with adventitious processes one or two meters away, each of which forms a new shoot.
Clematis stems are rather thin, but strong, curly on any support. The leaves of each variety, and the total varieties of the plant, there are about three hundred, of various configurations - whole, oval shape or pinnate. Clematis flower has four, six, eight, and more petals.
The plant lends itself well to breeding, and the hybrids obtained from crossing are of the most unexpected and unusual for clematis color. Flowers can be terry, semi-double or simple, with smooth petals.
In the middle of the flower, the pistils and stamens look very picturesque, forming a light pubescent circle.
Comtess de Boucho is a popular clematis variety in Russia
Without exception, all Clematis are attractive, get along well in various plantings. What good is this variety - primarily for its decorative properties. The length of the plant's creepers is 3–5 meters, which makes it convenient for large-scale home decorating, garages, and any homely outbuildings.
Clematis Contesse de bouchand looks good on a fence or arch. The plant is able to turn a monotonous dull surface into a beautiful picture.
Cleft clematis varieties Comtesse de Boucho similar to grapevine, and if they (like the lash of grapes) to send in the desired direction, you can easily make a beautiful backyard area for recreation.
Countess de Boucho, as this plant variety is also called, pleases its owners with large, pink hues with flowers. The variety was bred more than a hundred years ago, and today it is considered one of the most popular in many countries.
This is the fastest growing variant Comtesse de Boucho. Cutting cuttings from existing plants need to start the appearance of flowers.
A cutting suitable for rooting is cut from an adult shrub that is at least three years old. The lower cut is made at a distance of 25 - 30 cm from the surface of the soil, on the stem there should be a node 3 - 5 cm long.
The cut is made slightly below the node. A few leaves are left on the cut chubuk, the rest, and the upper part of the slice is removed. After this procedure, the stalk saves moisture more reliably.
Prepared for reproduction processes are planted in a vessel with a substrate and watered. It is advisable to add a growth stimulator to the water for irrigation. Dishes with cuttings need to cover with a tarp or film.
With the onset of warm spring days clematis planted in a permanent place.
Good to know! When planting cuttings need to calculate that the clematis is a perennial plant and will be in one place for a long time.
Reproduction Comtesse de Bousho layering
This breeding method brings good results. In late spring or early summer, a groove digs at the base of the vine, 6 to 8 centimeters deep. A young sprout is placed at the bottom of it, the top of which must remain outside, and the nodes are covered with soil. Watering is necessary to escape regularly.
In the summer, you need to lead 2 - 4 dressings with this solution:
- Urea, 1 part,
- Superphosphate, 1 part,
- Potassium sulfate 1 part,
- Growth accelerator, 3 parts,
- Water 10 liters.
By the beginning of autumn, the shoot will take root, and by the spring of next year the young will lash. Do not rush to change the shoots to the place reserved for them, this operation is best done in the fall.
Breeding mode - bush division
A good breeding option for the Comtesse de Boucho variety is dividing the bush into several parts. The well-excavated well-developed, not sore bush is divided into 2–4 independent plants in such a way that each has up to five buds and developed roots.
This option is also suitable for transferring a bush to a new place of residence.
Good to know! When growing young clematis bushes Comtess de Boucho, the frequency of irrigation can be significantly near the root zone of plants.
The main features of clematis Comtess de Boucho
Clematis flowers have long been adorned with most of the gardens of England. Once the winding vine was a very rare and desirable flower, it was possible to admire it only in private gardens. To date, a magnificent plant in his area can grow anyone. In Russia, the flower is also called clematis, grandfather curls, lozinka.
This variety is suitable for growing for both experienced and novice growers.
Most of the positive reviews about the plant are based not only on attractive external features. The fact that the vine is quite unpretentious in care, easily tolerates low temperatures, resistant to various plant diseases is important. Before growing flowers, you should read the description compiled by breeders.
The variety Clematis Comtess de Boucho is a luxurious large-flowered vine, which is often planted for decorative purposes. Clematis decorated looks great:
- Various other areas of homesteads.
Clematis Countess de Boucho can be attributed to blooming plants. Bright, large flowers will please the eye throughout the summer season. At the same time, the main difference of the variety is slow growth. The height of an adult plant can reach 2.5−4 meters, the diameter of flowers on average - 10−15 centimeters. Clematis is grown on fertilized and well-moistened soil. Experts note that clematis grows remarkably well in partial shade. With the right choice of place for planting, bright shades of flowers will be maintained until the end of the flowering season.
As for the structure - clematis is somewhat similar to grapes. After disembarking, it will crawl and develop, and you only need to direct the shoots in time and provide quality care. The plant in response will give beauty up to 15-20 years!
Features planting vines
Before planting clematis you must carefully check its roots. In that case, if they are too dry - it is best to hold them in water for two to three hours. Thus, the roots of clematis can be saturated with moisture, and the root hairs will acquire the desired turgor. Florists strongly recommend add to the soil for planting vines:
In addition, you can add about 100−150 g of complex fertilizer and a liter jar of ash, which helps to create an alkaline reaction. It should be noted that the composition of the prepared mixture must be selected, taking into account the peculiarities, the structure and acidity of the soil. In the event that your soil is neutral or slightly alkaline, a half liter can of ash will suffice. Acidic soil requires the addition of 2−2,5-liter cans of wood ash. If the soil has a pronounced alkaline reaction - it is best not to add ash at all. Replace it, for example, with manure.
Because clematis is planted for a long period, moreover, regular pruning is implied - you should choose fertile soil for planting. Before starting the process, put manure, a layer of grass, and special mineral fertilizers on the bottom. After that - pre-prepared soil mixture. When the pit reaches the desired depth for your seedling, add a moderately hot manganese solution to it. This step is necessary for disinfection. An hour later, it will be possible to plant a flower, and fill the pit with soil mixture. Immediately after planting the plant must be watered with warm water, and then form a mulch.
All about clematis care
As mentioned earlier, Clematis Grafigna de Boucho is picky about caring for. The main subtlety of care for this variety — correct pruning. The procedure must be repeated every second year. The plant is pruned approximately 20-30 cm. Thanks to this care, growth is stimulated and renewed, which in turn leads to abundant seasonal blooms.
Consider that the cutting procedure itself is radical and very traumatic for the plant. That is why immediately after its implementation, you will need to perform feeding clematis.
At the first stage, manure and special mineral fertilizers are useful. After that, new shoots of vines will begin to grow actively, and you will certainly notice a large number of new leaves. The second stage of fertilizing requires fertilizers, which will be dominated by potassium and phosphorus.
В том случае, если подкормка была проведена согласно всем тонкостям, с учётом состояния почвы — яркие, невероятно красивые большие цветы порадуют вас в первый же год!
Отличительна черта сорта Графиня де Бушо — высокая устойчивость к холодам и заболеваниям. That is why when growing plants, you can do without the use of pesticides in both preventive and therapeutic purposes. Do not forget that young saplings of a plant should not be exposed to strong overheating and direct sunlight. Best of all - independently build an awning to cover the plant.
Reproduction of clematis varieties Comtesse de Boucho
Clematis is often propagated using seeds. However, keep in mind that this method is suitable mainly for small-color varieties; the properties of the large-flowered plant are not preserved by seed in the breeding process. In this case, it is best to use the method of vegetative propagation. It is recommended to use it as follows: separate a part of the root system from an adult plant (5 years or more) and plant together with the vines as an independent liana. It is worth noting that such seedlings develop quite quickly and begin flowering.
Another simple breeding method for clematis, according to the description of gardeners - cuttings.
In the spring season, you will need to press the side processes to the ground and securely fix with special brackets. And also you can choose a good bud and sprinkle it with earth for 10 cm. Thus, the next year the rooted twig will be cut off from the mother plant.
If you are interested in large-scale reproduction of clematis - it is best to use proven cherenkovy method. The cuttings themselves will need to be cut from the middle of healthy green shoots. The cut is recommended to do only at right angles. Note that each of the cuttings must have at least two nodes. Cuttings root well in greenhouses with optimum temperature and humidity.
Clematis of this sort has been growing at our country house for about four years! I noticed an interesting feature: every year the flowers become larger and brighter. For example, if you compare with the first year - now the flowers are one and a half times more. Clematis is really quite simple and picky in caring. The only thing, at first my husband and I chose a not-so-good place for landing - in the shade. Because of this, the plants grew and developed very poorly. Then we decided to transplant to an open sunny area, since the flowers delight us every season, as if the plant came to life! Thanks for the informative article, I learned a lot of new things.
It started to plant clematis not so long ago - last year I accidentally acquired a bush on the market. Since then, just love these flowers. Especially fond of the Grafigna de Boucho variety: it is easy to clean, beautiful, easily propagated, and has a rich and long flowering. Definitely recommend to all amateur flower growers!
Clematis is one of the most beloved plants in my backyard. Luxurious, large purple flowers of vines delight the eye throughout the summer, and even in early September! I want to note that the bright flowers of this variety can fade in the sun, so it is better to really plant in penumbra. Did not know that clematis can be propagated by cuttings. We will try!
Clematis, in question, got its name in honor of the wife of the Comte de Boucho (Bouchaud). Therefore, it is sometimes also called the "Countess de Boucho". This plant is a liana, the branches of which are very similar to the vine. Growing lashes can set the desired direction, resulting in very interesting and unusual forms.
Clematis de Boucho reaches a rather impressive size. Three-meter growth of an adult plant makes it possible to use it in the design, for example, of a whole wall. Covered with a fluffy multi-colored carpet, it will look much more interesting than being just stone.
Also impressive in size are the flowers of this clematis. Each of them consists of six dark lilac petals, wavy on the edges. The middle of the flower is light yellow. The ends of the petals are slightly bent down. Flowers are arranged in groups of three, the diameter of each of them varies from 10 to 15 centimeters.
The main advantage of this variety is, of course, flowering. It begins in June, and ends only in September. With proper care, flowering is very abundant, large bright flowers with dark veins give elegance and nobility to any corner of the garden.
Gallery: Clematis Comtess de Boucho (25 photos)
Cultivation and care
As mentioned above, this variety of clematis is very unpretentious. He has a lot of vitality, which allows the plant to experience many adversities, including sudden changes in ambient temperature, humidity levels and other parameters. It feels great in open ground and in containers.
There are only a few environmental requirements that are important for this variety. Before planting, it is necessary to take into account these factors:
- Lighting - usually clematis love the sun, but this does not apply to the variety Comtesse de Boucho. He loves a little shadow. Which, by the way, makes him an even more welcome guest on any site. Especially on a small one, because it’s difficult to provide sunlight to all the plants that want it. An additional advantage is that the flowers do not fade in the sun, so for a long time they will be pleased with their brightness and fresh appearance.
- The soil. Clematis belongs to this factor without any particular vagaries, but still it will feel more comfortable on a fertile organic soil with a neutral reaction. Otherwise, the plant may not bloom too much.
- Humidity - this is what you need to pay special attention to. First, watering should be sufficient, but not excessive. That is, you need to water clematis regularly, without over-wetting the soil. Secondly, water in no case should not stagnate. This can be achieved with the help of the same strict dosage of irrigation, as well as ensuring good soil drainage. If the level of the groundwater is quite high, it is possible to drain the soil at the site of future clematis planting with expanded clay, sawdust, broken brick and similar materials. Stagnant moisture is fraught with disease and death of the plant, so this issue should be given maximum attention.
- Cold protection. This item is relevant for regions that are characterized by frosty winters. In the autumn, before the onset of cold weather, the soil above the plant roots should be covered with a thick layer of dried leaves or sawdust. You can also use peat or small wood chips. This procedure is called mulching. Such a “blanket” will protect the roots of clematis from frosts, and will also play an additional role in protecting the plant from excessive moisture. In addition, mulching has a positive effect on soil fertility.
- The choice of location. It should be borne in mind that Clematis variety Comtesse de Boucho lives a very long time - from 18 to 20 years. Therefore, it is necessary to plant in a place where the plant will be able to grow peacefully throughout this entire period. Also note that clematis of this variety develops according to the type of vine, that is, it clings and crawls. Therefore, it is necessary to provide him with some kind of support for this, as well as to provide for the possibility of specifically changing the direction of growth of the shoots.
These five points are all that you need to consider before planting the Comtesse de Boucho. Their observance will help to grow a healthy beautiful liana without much difficulty.
So, everything is prepared for planting, now you can proceed directly to the process. First you need to decide on the type of planting material. There are two options:
Of course, the use of seeds makes the process more time consuming and laborious. Nevertheless, it is quite a worthy way to grow clematis. For a successful outcome, it is important to perform one preliminary procedure. It is necessary to prepare the soil consisting of a mixture of soil, peat and sand, then immerse the seeds in it and put the container in the refrigerator. The temperature inside it should be up to + 5 ° C. Seed material should be kept in these conditions for some time. This procedure will help increase the germination rate.
A simpler way to have clematis is cutting. Ready planting material can be purchased at the store. Only you need to pay attention to the reliability of the supplier, otherwise there is a high risk of acquiring a weak or diseased plant. Another way to get a cutting is to prune it from a plant that you have or from familiar gardeners.
Clematis-parent must reach the age of 3-4 years, only after that you can get quality planting material from him. The shoot, designed to become a cutting, is cut from below at an angle of 45 °, and the cut is made from above exactly. The latter is desirable to do a couple of centimeters above the node.
After pruning the stalk should be planted in the ground, consisting of a mixture of sand and peat. Prior to this, it is recommended to treat the planting material with a solution of Zircon or Appin. This will help the future plant to settle down. The stalk planted in a container with the ground should be kept in a shaded place. After rooting can be transplanted to a permanent place.
When you already have a formed bush - it does not matter whether it was bought or grown independently - it is time to settle it for permanent residence. Before planting, you need to pay attention to the roots of the future plant. They must be fresh. If their appearance suggests drying, then you should put the cutting in the water. Within a few hours, its roots will absorb the necessary amount of moisture.
The second preliminary step is the preparation of the soil. It is necessary to mix in equal parts humus, peat and sand, then add wood ash and about a hundred grams of mineral fertilizers, which can be purchased at a specialty store. Before making ash you need to pay attention to the soil reaction:
- in a soil with a weak alkaline or neutral reaction, it is enough to add a half-liter jar of ash,
- in a very acidic soil, on the contrary, you need to make a half liter,
- if the reaction is strongly alkaline, then no ash is needed at all; instead, it is better to add manure.
When everything is ready, you can proceed directly to the landing. The process is carried out in stages:
- Dig a hole Its depth should be such that it fits not only the plant, but also several layers of fertilizers, as well as a soil mixture.
- At the bottom of the dug pit you need to lay a layer of manure. Then pour leaves or grass, and on them - a small amount of mineral fertilizers.
- Next, you should put in the pit the same soil from a mixture of humus, peat and sand, which was prepared in advance.
- After laying all the layers, the depth of the pit should be sufficient to place the seedling there. Now you need to pour a hot solution of potassium permanganate into it. This procedure will allow to disinfect and additionally feed the soil.
- After pouring the manganese solution, you should wait half an hour, and then plant a clematis bush, and then fill the hole to the top with the same soil mixture prepared in advance.
- After planting clematis need to produce a small amount of watering, using warm water.
- The final touch is the mulching of the soil around the bush.
If the process of landing was done correctly, then clematis will soon successfully take root in a new place. Its further development will depend on care.
As mentioned above, one of the important factors for clematis care is moderate watering and the absence of water stagnation in the soil. You should also pay attention to the fact that the newly planted bushes do not fall under direct sunlight and not too overheated.
If you had to plant clematis in a well-lit place, despite his love of shadow, then you need to artificially provide him with protection from the sun. This can be done, for example, with canopies, awnings, or simply use a large parasol, thereby adding an extra bright original note to the surrounding landscape.
When the bush reaches two or three years and turns into a full-fledged young plant, it is time to prune. This is the main treatment for clematis varieties Comtesse de Boucho. Pruning is needed to adjust the appearance of the plant, and to update it, and to stimulate intensive flowering.
After this procedure, the bush should remain approximately 15–40 cm above the soil level. Pruning is done either on the third and fourth kidneys, or on the fifth and sixth. Repeat the procedure should be every 2-3 years.
No matter how carefully the pruning is done, after it the plant is still severely injured. Therefore, he needs to help recover, providing enhanced nutrition. Immediately after pruning, fresh manure and a complex of mineral fertilizers with a high nitrogen content should be introduced into the soil.
Then you need to wait for the formation and the beginning of intensive growth of new shoots and leaves, and then feed the soil again. But this time, phosphorus and potassium should prevail in the nutrient mixture. To this end, wood ash is added to the fertilizer, as well as a special phosphorus-potassium mixture. If you do not forget about timely feeding and pruning, then clematis in the first year will begin to bloom abundantly.
Protection against diseases and pests
Clematis varieties Comtess de Boucho is almost not susceptible to disease. Nevertheless, the risk of catching any infection is still there. Yes, and pests do not always bypass this beautiful vine. The most common are:
- nematodes - affect the roots or leaves, almost indestructible. As a means of struggle, sometimes planted plants help: garlic, coriander, marigold, calendula, or dill with parsley,
- fenished moth - as usually happens with insects of this species, it is not the butterfly itself that is dangerous, but its caterpillars that eat the leaves of clematis. Destroyed by insecticides,
- peppered butterfly - again, the dangers are the caterpillars, you can get rid of them by spraying the drug "Agravertin", which is made before the beginning of the flowering period,
- beet aphid - settles on the underside of the leaves and deprives them of all the nutrients. Destroyed by any insecticide,
- spider mite - the main symptom of the presence of this parasite is the spiderweb entangling the plant. To combat this pest, you can use spraying of actelic, a solution of colloidal sulfur or garlic infusion (200 grams of garlic per 10 liters of water),
- slugs - they love to eat young sprigs, especially in the spring. Removal of these pests is done manually. To do this, you need to expand the bait - cabbage leaves, and then collect crawled slugs from them.
As a prophylactic against the appearance of pests can lure closer to the plant of songbirds. To do this, they need to create optimal conditions for living nearby. Feathered assistants will voluntarily and with pleasure destroy all parasites attacking clematis.
Viral and fungal diseases that can occur in a plant are also easier to prevent than to cure. There are several preventive measures:
- first of all, you need to purchase clematis cuttings only in a safe place, in order not to accidentally buy infected planting material,
- soil mulching around clematis is best done with mint or wormwood,
- fertilizers should choose those that include ammonia,
- we also need to timely remove weeds grown near clematis,
- if the plant is still beginning to hurt, then you need to immediately remove and destroy the damaged parts of it,
- To prevent the occurrence of a fungal infection, it is necessary in the beginning of March and at the end of November to water and spray clematis with a base solution of 20 grams of a substance per 10 liters of water.
However, clematis is a disease-resistant plant, so you can not be too afraid for its condition. Usually this liana lives beautifully for many years, admiring all around with a set of elegant bright flowers.
Elena, Voronezh region
The first clematis in my compound was Comtesse de Boucho, he got me a little handle. I rooted it “according to the instructions” and landed, and the next year after planting I began to bloom abundantly.
Now I have several varieties of plants, but among all, I single out this particular variety - it is undemanding to the environment, does not get sick, is not affected by pests, it blooms very nicely.
Vasilyev A. Middle band
I bought several Comtess de Boucho cuttings on the market specifically for organizing a hedge of a garden plot. I am glad that I was not mistaken with the choice. For three years I have grown a very beautiful, decorative, pink hedge.
We note in conclusion
How many there are lovers of ornamental plants in the world, so many different judgments about a particular variety. But considering clematis Comtess de Boucho, indisputable are such qualities:
- In comparison with others, this variety is unpretentious,
- The ability to grow in all climatic zones of the country, of course, excluding the Arctic,
- High decorative. Good "creep" makes it possible to decorate vertical walls, fences, terraces,
- Simple breeding methods, and many more positive characteristics.
The history of the origin and characteristics of the variety Comtess de Boucho
Разновидность подходит для выращивания как опытным, так и начинающим садоводам. Положительные отзывы о клематисе Комтесс де Бушо обусловлены привлекательными особенностями растения. Цветок устойчив к воздействию низких температур и болезням. Сорт неприхотлив и нетребователен в уходе.
Данный сорт выведен около сотни лет назад, и многим цветоводам он известен под названием Графиня де Бушо.
The species has gained popularity as a large-flowered vine with volume buds of a pink shade. The variety was obtained by crossing. As a result, the description of clematis Comtess de Boucho allows to indicate the unique decorative properties of the plant.
- rich and colorful colors in the pink and purple spectrum,
- culture height of about 2.5-3 meters
- long and abundant flowering, which lasts from the beginning of summer until September,
- diameter of inflorescences from 10 to 15 cm.
The plant belongs to the fourth group of winter hardiness, which indicates the possibility of keeping frost down to -35 degrees. Many gardeners are interested in which clematis Comtesse de Boucho pruning group is and what other cultural features are. The variety is included in the third “block”, which is considered strong. Everything else is a blooming and healthy look. But it should be borne in mind that the plant develops for a long time. How to grow clematis from seeds can be found here.
What is the type of clematis?
Among other features of this variety of clematis, it is worth noting some nuances of flower formation. The edges of the petals slightly wrap down, creating an attractive roundness. They usually create 6 sepals. Their contours are wavy. Flowers on the plant are most often 3 pieces. The greatest number of them is formed in the upper part of the bush. Even at clematis there are anthers of a light yellow shade.
Reliable stand for clematis will allow him to confidently bloom for a long period without the risk of deformation of the bush. By means of this plant it is possible to issue effectively a personal plot or the house.
Through culture, there is a chance to exquisitely decorate:
Even the most boring and inexpressive plot on the territory will be transformed and will sparkle with new colors. The structure is similar to grapes. That is why it is so important to leave enough free space for it to grow and accommodate. According to gardeners reviews, Comtessede Bouchaud whips are easily guided in the right direction, and there are no problems with flower distribution. The variety grows rather slowly, but with proper care will be able to decorate the garden up to 20 years.
Subtleties of planting culture
Many gardeners are interested in how to plant clematis Comtess de Boucho? The procedure is nothing complicated. Before planting, you need to remember that the plant is planted not for one season, but for several years. That is why the fossa should be large enough. At its bottom is to put layers of a little manure, leaves and mineral compounds. It is also recommended to pour a hot solution of potassium permanganate into a hole prepared for clematis. It will disinfect the soil.
After half an hour you can make a planting bush. From above it is covered with earth. It is equally important to slightly irrigate the soil with warm water. Complete the planting procedure of the flower is the formation of a layer of mulch.
The nuances of breeding cuttings and seeds
Another question that is of great concern to many gardeners is how to dilute clematis correctly. The most convenient way of breeding is grafting. You can take the material from the bush at the age of 3-4 years. The lower cut of the cutting is performed at an angle of 45 degrees. Top - must be perfectly smooth. Optimally, if it turns out to be about 2 cm above the knot. The material takes root in the sand-peat mixture. The site should be slightly shaded. Before diving into the soil, the stalk is recommended to be treated with a solution of Zircon or Epin. This will increase the survival rate.
You can still use the layering, but the reproduction of clematis seeds at home will be more effective. To achieve good results, it is recommended to carry out stratification. For this, the seed material is immersed in a soil mixture consisting of soil, sand and peat. It must be kept at a temperature range of +5 degrees. The best place for the procedure will be a refrigerator. This preparation provides a high percentage of germination.
A little about the care of clematis Comtess de Boucho
As for the care of the plant variety Comtesse de Boucho, it is considered minimal. Clematis is pruned in groups, and this variety is processed according to the second type. This indicates that last year's shoots will give the first flowering. Gardeners from Europe prefer to produce pruning on the third type. This procedure is performed at intervals of 2-3 years. Pruning should be done at 15-40 cm from the surface of the soil, over 2-3 pair of buds.
The composition of the soil Comtessede Bouchaud unpretentious. Watering this flower needs moderate. The main thing is to prevent rainwater from entering the crop. A thick layer of mulch is recommended around the root system. It will protect the plant from freezing. Despite the capriciousness of other varieties of this crop, clematis diseases and their treatment in this case are not a problem. Comtess de Boucho is resistant to most ailments.