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Passiflora coccinea

Red passion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height2m to 4.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Passiflora coccinea (Red passion flower). This is a robust evergreen climber it will grow about 3.5m tall, It will produce large scarlet flowers which bloom in the summer and autumn, these are set among large, dark green crinkly leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, fruit, privacy, climbing, greenhouse, conservatory

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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