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PASSIFLORA mollissima

Commonly known as Banana passion flower

Pendent long pale pink tubular flowers in late summer
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£16.50 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
  • 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 - - 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 - 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 - - moderately fertile
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