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Passiflora 'Amethyst'

Passion flower

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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Expert

photo by Juliette Wade, copyright GAP Photos (59662)

Plant details

A climber with particularly beautiful flowers in late summer and autumn. The bowl-shaped blooms are purple, with a blue tinge and can be 10cm (4in) across. Orange, egg-shape fruits follow the flowers. 'Amethyst' is a vigorous climber with smooth and narrow stems, and rich green, three-lobed leaves. It is a tender plant that may survive temperatures down to freezing point if the wood has had a chance to ripen well first over the summer.

Family: Passifloraceae

Genus: Passiflora

Cultivar: Amethyst

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Expert

Height: 400cm


Reader reviews

shaun01

how can i take cuttings from a climbing passion flower


flowering rose

this is a plant that surpries you with its flowers that open one by one and then orange fruits in winter.I have tried to make jam form the fruits but not sucessfully.I thought I had lost it one very cold winter .I had collected the seed and grew one ,which is doing well but to my surprise the old reappeared flowering .A lovely plant.


flowering rose

this is a plant that surpries you with its flowers that open one by one and then orange fruits in winter.I have tried to make jam form the fruits but not sucessfully.I thought I had lost it one very cold winter .I had collected the seed and grew one ,which is doing well but to my surprise the old plant reappeared flowering .A lovely plant.


Italophile

In the ground, left to its own devices, it can turn into a rampaging monster. I finally had to dig mine out after it invaded next door and even started popping up shoots up to 20m away from the source. And digging it out took some work too. Almost on a par with the dreaded invasive bamboo.

Pretty flowers, though.


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