AWARD

PASSIFLORA x caeruleoracemosa

Commonly known as Passion flower

(x violacea) - mauvish red passion flower
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PASSIFLORA x caeruleoracemosa

 
  • Evergreen
    Deeply 3- to 5-lobed rich-green leaves 12-15cm (5-6in) long.
  • Red
    Red-purple with spreading corona filaments deep purple at the base, white above
  • Height
    6m (20ft) 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
    Variable, vigorous tendril climber with branching, slender 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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - produces ovoid green fruit to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Pests & Diseases
    red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects, whiteflies, cucumber mosaic virus.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped - 10-13cm (4-5in) across
  • 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 moist well-drained soil
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Passiflora - Care Guide

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