Water your plants immediately upon receipt from us. If it is not yet time to plant them, for whatever reason, do remove the packing and keep them out of the sun. Definitely do not allow them to dry out.
If you plan to plant up large flower pots or planters, then these young climbers are ideal. Make sure that the pot has holes in the base to supply adequate drainage and then layer the bottom of the pot or basket with potsherds or clay pellets followed by a layer of fresh potting compost up to 3/4 of the pot. Remove the young plants carefully from their nursery pots and divide equally over the compost, keeping sufficient distance between plants (30-40 cm is about right). Fill up with more potting compost and press the root balls well in, and then pack the potting compost around the plants taking precaution not to damage the plants. Keep at least 2 cm free under the rim of the pot, then water immediately. Make sure these substantial climbers have some support.
For the first few days, keep the plants in the shade so that they gradually become accustomed to outdoor temperatures. After 5-6 days they can be moved to your chosen place, even in full sun. In summer place a saucer under the pot and fill it again when it is empty.
These plants will also feel at home in the border, add fresh potting compost to the plant hole. Recommended spacing between the plants should be about 40-50 cm. Water immediately after planting.
Mixed Passion Flower - Young PlantPassiflora Passiflora alata + P. caerulea + P. ‘Victoria’
Lovely, exotic looking flowers!
This mix of passion flowers consists of the following varieties: Passiflora alata, P. caerulea en P. 'Victoria'. All three varieties are powerful and fast growers. Everyone is always fascinated by the exotic look of the passion flowers in summer set off among the other plants. Passiflora alata has a delightful scent too! The long vines of the passion flower climber, attach themselves easily to fencing or a pergola and these are all great for in a large planter with a climbing frame, on the patio/decking. Store frost-free.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWater the young plants only when the soil feels dry. Young plants are fast growers, so during development and in flower, feed them once or even twice every two weeks with fertiliser for flowering plants.
Regularly remove faded flowers to stimulate new flowers. When they have finished flowering, prune the plants by cutting the stems back (1/3 or even to ½ of the plant). The plants will then regrow and flourish.
Getting through the winterThese plants in large planters on the patio can be overwintered. Stand them, pot and all, somewhere frost-free - an unheated bedroom is suitable. Evergreens need light but plants that lose their leaf can be stored in the dark. Water them regularly but sparingly (once every three weeks should suffice). When all chance of frost is passed they can go outdoors again. Pot them up into fresh potting compost, water and feed with fertiliser for flowering plants.
- Extra information
Latin name Passiflora Passiflora alata + P. caerulea + P. ‘Victoria’ Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee Not applicable Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - October Growing height 200 - 300 cm