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Passiflora antioquiensis

Banana passion fruit

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Passiflora antioquiensis (Banana passion fruit). This species will produce 3-lobed oval to lance-shaped leaves about 15cm long. The leaves are downy when young and felted on their undersides. The flowers are bright red and about 15cm wide and open in the summer. You will also find long elliptical, edible yellow fruit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Grown for their unique flowers, each one with a central corona of filaments. Flowers every season. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, nematodes and scale insects.

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