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Passiflora coccinea (Red Passion Flower)

Red Passion Flower, Red Passion Vine, Red Passionflower, Red Passionvine, Red Granadilla


Native to South America, Passiflora coccinea (Red Passion Flower) is a tropical, tendril-climbing, evergreen vine boasting incredibly showy scarlet-red flowers, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), adorned with white, purple and yellow crowns. The ravishing blossoms are followed by egg-size, 2 in. across (5 cm), edible and tasty passion fruits. They first appear green, striped and mottled, before turning golden yellow when ripe. The foliage consists of single, oblong, medium green leaves which create a perfect backdrop for the flowers.

  • Red Passion Flower can bloom throughout the year but its peak season is in summer and fall.
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist in winter. Provide support for climbing stems and shelter from cold, drying winds. Best flowering occurs in full sun, but this flowering vine tolerates light shade.
  • Easy to grow, this Passion vine can quickly grow up to 10-12 ft. long (3-4 m). Don't try to train your Passion Flower to be too neat and compact. The branches allowed to hang loose and droop a bit will be the ones most inclined to flower.
  • Excellent choice for trellises, walls, fences or arbors. Perfect in wall-side borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens and containers. This trouble free climber clings with tendrils so won't damage brickwork or fences!
  • Butterflies and hummingbirds are extraordinarily fond of Passion Flowers.
  • This vine blooms on new growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring. No regular pruning needed. However trimming may be required to keep it to the space available, removing as much from the longer shoots as necessary.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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