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Commonly known as Passion flower
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetTo purple-blue with green anthers
Height4m (13ft) or more
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous tendril climber
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces ellipsoid orange fruit to 6cm (2½in) longPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.Place of originGarden originResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeBowl-shapedTo 11cm (4½in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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 & 11Pruning group 8Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertile