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Clematis Nunns Gift

Evergreen foliage with masses of creamy white flowers

This evergreen perennial has dark green foliage, and creamy, rich, and pale blooms that add a hint of sophistication and simplicity to your garden.


This climber will thrive in full sunlight or partial shade, and requires slight winter protection. Quite hardy by nature, Nunns Gift has a prostrate habit but can also be trained for vertical climbing, but is suitable for pot planting as well.


Nunns Gift thrives well in a soil that is moist but well drained, and can grow up to eight feet in height, blooming profusely from May to June, flowering again in September. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

Pruning Group 1.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering April - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Light sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging

Typically available

From March to September