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PASSIFLORA 'Amethyst'

Commonly known as Passion flower

('Lavender Lady') - purple to purple-blue flowers with green anthers
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£15.00 each

  • Evergreen
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - to purple-blue with green anthers
  • Height - 4m (13ft) or more
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - vigorous tendril climber
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - produces ellipsoid orange fruit to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped - - to 11cm (4½in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Passiflora - Care Guide

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