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Passiflora × caponii ‘John Innes’

Passion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height7m to 8m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, red, purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Passiflora × caponii ‘John Innes’ (Passion flower). This vigorous, evergreen, woody-stemmed, tendril climber bears lobed, mid green leaves. In summer to autumn, bowl-shaped, nodding white, flushed purple flowers are borne with purple-white crowns.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Garden hybrid

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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. Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering in summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or cuttings or by layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, nematodes and scale insects.

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