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Passiflora manicata

Red passion flower

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Passiflora manicata (Red passion flower). The leaves are 3-lobed and about 8cm long with a felted undersides. They are followed by flowers which are bright red, bell-shaped and small, the inside of the bloom is blue to white. The flowers are followed by 5cm long green fruit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Passion flower

Origin

S. America

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 tender (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. 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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