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Crimson Passion Flower

Passiflora vitifolia

This outstanding vigorous vine displays exotic crimson flowers in great abundance backed by rich green, deeply-lobed, glossy foliage. Produces small yellow-green fruit with edible pulp. An outstanding choice to quickly cover a trellis, arbor, or fence. Prefers a warm, sunny location. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationpas-i-FLO-ra vit-i-FO-li-a
LorePassionflower was named for the complex shapes within the flower which Christians used a symbols of Christ's passion.
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems quickly climb 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasCrimson Passionflower is best kept up close, where its color and form is most appreciated. Great grower for shade arbors, where it can snake up posts of wood, concrete or classical stone columns and hang most gracefully. A tropical plant that should be sheltered in a warm place, such as a protected side yard, fenced condominium patio or walled entry court. Stunning when trained over the top of a front-door entry. This equatorial jungle plant of South America is ideal for atriums with lots of light.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Banana Shrub (Michelia figo); Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)

Grows best in loose, lightly sandy soil, in a location that allows roots to spread and plenty of air flow around foliage; provide support such as trellis or arbor. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune annually to control size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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