Passiflora alata

Maracuja de refresco

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Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (205593)

Plant details

This is a beautiful climber with finely toothed light- to mid-green leaves and beautiful flowers from spring to late summer. The bowl-shaped blooms are bright red with curved outer petals with purple, red and white centres. Yellow, pear-shape fruits follow the flowers. It is a tender plant that may survive outside in warmer areas if the wood has been well-ripened in summer. In cooler areas, grow in a greenhouse border or a large container of loam-based potting compost in full light, with shade from hot sun. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Passifloraceae

Genus: Passiflora

Species: alata

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

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