• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly climb 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Exotic Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pas-i-FLO-ra vit-i-FO-li-a
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:16, 17, 23, 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly climb 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    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.
    Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Banana Shrub (Michelia figo); Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This vibrant red species is native to a huge range over Central and South America where it is known as red grenadilla. Passionflowers attract butterflies because they are larval food plants for many species.
    Lore:
    Passionflower was named for the complex shapes within the flower which Christians used a symbols of Christ's passion.

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