Passion flower, Passiflora 'Silly Cow'

Passiflora ‘Silly Cow’

Passion flower

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Flowers
Flowers

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Plant does flower in September

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Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Passiflora 'Silly Cow'
  • Common name: Passion flower
  • Family: Passifloraceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Passion flower, Passiflora caerulea, is an exotic-looking climber, bearing evergreen, deeply lobed, dark green glossy leaves. Large, fragrant white flowers with central filaments of purple, blue and white appear from July to September, followed by egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruit. Vigorous and trouble-free, it will quickly cover a sunny wall or fence, and tolerates a bit of shade.

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Passiflora ‘Silly Cow’ has been cultivated to produce even bigger flowers than the species – they can reach a substantial 15cm across.

For best results grow Passiflora ‘Silly Cow’ in moist but well-drained soil against a sheltered wall in full sun. Prune back in early spring if necessary. It may need winter protection in northern regions.

How to grow Passiflora 'Silly Cow'

  • Plant size

    12m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Passiflora 'Silly Cow' and wildlife

Passiflora 'Silly Cow' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Passiflora 'Silly Cow' poisonous?

Passiflora 'Silly Cow' is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach. Its foliage and roots are toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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