PASSIFLORA mollissima

Commonly known as Banana passion flower

Pendent long pale pink tubular flowers in late summer
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Mid-green leaves 10cm (4in) long with heart-shaped bases and 3 broad-toothed lobes.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pink to coral-pink
  • 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
    Fast-growing tendril climber with moderately branching, slender, downy stems.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PASSIFLORA mollissima

 
Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    oblong-ovoid flavoursome yellow fruit to 8cm (3in) long
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.
    Place of origin
    Northern South America. Introduced by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb in the mid 1800s.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
    Pendent, long-tubed, 6-9cm (2½-3½in) 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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • 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 moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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Passiflora - Care Guide

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