Passiflora vitifolia

Passion flower

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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

Found growing wild from Peru to Nicaragua, this stunning passion flower needs to be grown in a conservatory in the UK. From early summer to autumn, it produces bright red, bowl-shaped flowers which are set off beautifully by glossy, dark green leaves. The blooms are followed by downy, yellow-green, egg-shaped fruit. Plant in the conservatory border or in large tubs, using John Innes No 3 loam-based compost. During the growing season, water freely. In winter, keep on the dry side.

Family: Passifloraceae

Genus: Passiflora

Species: vitifolia

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 500cm

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