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Passiflora genus (Passion flower). This genus consists of about 400 species of mostly evergreen or semi- evergreen, woody tendril-climbing vines. They are grown for their flowers which range from pale pink to purple-red. Many species produce egg-shaped to rounded, fleshy edible fruits that mature to yellow or orange in autumn.
Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs, Trees or Vines
S. America, New Zealand
Grown for their unique flowers, each one with a central corona of filaments. Flowers every season. Attracts butterflies
They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5-16C. Grow them in any fertile, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly in summer. Prune congested or overgrown plants in spring and provide support. Fully frost hardy to frost tender, they are best suited to warm areas. Stems need support. Thin out and spur back crowded growth in spring.
Propagate from seed in spring or cuttings or by layering in summer.
Prone to red spider mites, nematodes and scale insects.
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