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Commonly known as Banana passion flower
EvergreenMid-green leaves 10cm (4in) long with heart-shaped bases and 3 broad-toothed lobes.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pink to coral-pink
Height5m (16ft) 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-clingingFast-growing tendril climber with moderately branching, slender, downy stems.
Zero Rated ItemNo VAT on this plant
Heated greenhouse - warm temperateCan be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowoblong-ovoid flavoursome yellow fruit to 8cm (3in) longPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.Place of originNorthern South America. Introduced by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb in the mid 1800s.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeBowl-shapedPendent, long-tubed, 6-9cm (2½-3½in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
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 moist well-drained soilModerately fertile