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Passiflora mollissima

Banana passion fruit

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Passiflora mollissima (Banana passion fruit). This is an attractive fast-growing vine, it will produce pink flowers and long, golden-yellow fruits.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Curuba

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, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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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