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Passiflora vitifolia

Passion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Passiflora vitifolia (Passion flower). An evergreen tendril climber from central and southern America. Bears bright reddish-orange flowers and strawberry tasting fruits.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Peru

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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