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Passiflora racemosa

Red passion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed, white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Passiflora racemosa (Red passion flower). A vigorous woody climber from Brazil. Bears leathery glossy, mid green leaves and cup-shaped, bright red flowers. The flowers are followed by oblong, deep green fruit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Passion flower

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Grown for the flowers

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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.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering in summer. Also by division of established clumps.

Pests, diseases or disorders

This is a frost-tender Brazilian species with 3- lobed, 4 in (10 cm) long leaves and bright red or white flowers in 12 in (30 cm) long pendulous racemes. The outer filaments are white with purple bands; the inner filaments are short and red.

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