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
Further Reading....
  • 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

PASSIFLORA antioquiensis

 
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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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