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PASSIFLORA antioquiensis

Commonly known as Red banana passion flower

Huge pendulous rich rose-red flowers with a violet corona. Tender except in mild locations but a most spectacular plant for the conservatory
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£15.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - finely-toothed, deeply 3-lobed, mid- to deep-green leaves 10-15cm (4-6in) long.
  • Red
  • Height - 5m (16ft) 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 with slender, branched stems.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - ellipsoid yellow fruit to 10cm (4in)
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.
  • Place of origin - Colombia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - long-tubed to 14cm (5½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • 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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