Clematis 'Evipo032' GALORE
Common Name: clematis 
Type: Vine
Family: Ranunculaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 10.00 to 12.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Dark purple with yellow anthers
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Black Walnut


Grow in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Vining hybrids are best sited in locations where the flowering parts of the vine are in sun to part shade but the roots are shaded. Some light afternoon shade is usually beneficial in hot and humid summer climates such as the St. Louis area. Clematis vines need a trellis or other support on which to grow. Roots should be kept cool, shaded and uniformly moist. Root areas may be shaded with perennials, annuals or small shrubs. A thick root mulch is appreciated. Do not allow soils to dry out.

GALORE is pruned as Group 3. See pruning instructions below.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Clematis is a genus of over 250 species, most of which are woody to semi-woody deciduous vines climbing by twining leaf stalks or in some cases trailing over support, but in a few cases grow as freestanding or sprawling herbaceous perennials and small deciduous or evergreen shrubs. Most have flat, cupped or bell-shaped flowers. Some plants feature ornamental fluffy seed heads in autumn. Plants bear opposite, simple to compound leaves which are usually deciduous but sometimes evergreen. Compound leaves range from lobed to trifoliate to biternate to pinnate to bipinnate. Clematis are native to both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres including Europe, the Himalayas, China, Australasia, North America and Central America.

Cultivated plants are often divided into three groups based on pruning needs.

Group 1 – Flowers only on old wood (previous year). Prune after spring flowering.
Group 2 – Flowers on both old and new wood. Typically, little pruning should be done for woody-stemmed members of this Group. If cut to the ground or pruned in fall or spring, flowering will be reduced or delayed but not prevented.
Group 3 – Flowers only on new wood. Can be cut to the ground in fall or spring.

Genus name comes from the Greek word klematis which is an old name applied to climbing plants.

'Evipo032', commonly sold under the trade name of GALORE is a vigorous free-flowering, deciduous, viticella-type twining vine which was introduced in 2007 by Evison/Poulson as part of their Festoon Collection (all Festoon plants have C. viticella in their lineage). It typically grows to 10-12’ tall with a spread to 2-3’. Dark purple flowers (3” across) with contrasting yellow anthers on white filaments bloom on new growth throughout summer into fall (June to September). Branches are clad with attractive dark green leaves.

Festoon Collection cultivars are the product of a joint venture between world clematis expert Raymond Evison of the Guernsey Clematis Nursery on the Island of Guernsey and Poulsen Roser, a Danish breeding company specializing in roses and clematis. The main purpose of this joint venture is to produce quality new clematis cultivars for homes and gardens. The “evipo” part of the cultivar names for Evison/Poulsen plants simply represents the first three letters of Evison and the first two letters of Poulsen. Festoon Collection name is in reference to plants bearing abundant flowers which purportedly festoon a growing structure.

VESUVIUS was formerly used as the trade name for ‘Evipo032’ and is synonymous with GALORE.


Susceptible to wilt/stem rot (can be fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites.


Clematis can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch, lamppost or other stationary structure. They provides good architectural height and framework for small gardens. They can also be planted to sprawl over and through shrubs, scramble over old stumps or simply as a ground cover in conjunction with other flowering perennials. Containers.