Crimson Passion Flower
Pronunciation: pas-i-FLO-ra vit-i-FO-li-a
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Twining stems quickly climb 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Edible, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Crimson 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.|
|Companion Plants||Gardenia (Gardenia); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Banana Shrub (Michelia figo); Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Passionflower was named for the complex shapes within the flower which Christians used a symbols of Christ's passion.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.