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Passiflora x violacea 'Victoria' (Passion Flower)

Passion Flower 'Victoria', Victoria Passion Vine, Victoria Passionflower, Victoria Passionvine


Passiflora x violacea 'Victoria' (Passion Flower) is a vigorous evergreen climber with deep pink flowers adorned with a ring of dark purple-red coronal filaments tipped with white. The abundant blossoms are followed by egg-size, edible fruits. The foliage consists of deep blue-green 3-5 lobed leaves which create a perfect backdrop for the flowers. Passiflora x violacea is a hybrid between Passiflora caerulea and Passiflora racemosa. 'Victoria' is not as hardy as Passiflora caerulea but is winter hardy to 18ºF (-8ºC).

  • Blooms profusely from mid summer to fall.
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in most fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential. Go light on fertilizer and water deeply, but infrequently. Passion Flowers should be encouraged to reach deep into the earth for water. This prompts them to develop a powerful root system that will sustain them through droughts and freezes. Do not provide too much manure or compost or this will result in lush vegetative growth and poor flowering. Keep the soil on the dry side in the winter. 
  • Easy to grow, this Passion vine can quickly grow up to 10-30 ft. long (3-9 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.
  • Butterflies are extraordinarily fond of Passion Flowers.
  • The terminal buds may be pinched out to encourage branching.
  • Propagate by seed sown at 13 to 18°C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Layering can be carried out in spring or autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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