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Passiflora quadrangularis

Giant granadilla

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed white pink
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Passiflora quadrangularis (Giant granadilla). This is a vigorous, scrambling vine which will grow about 5m, it produces bright green oval leaves and large deep red flowers. The fruit is oblong to oval and about 30cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Granadilla

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 pH5.5 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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