Passion Flower in 3 Var. - Climbing plantsPassiflora alata + Passiflora caerulea + Passiflora ‘Victoria’
Introduce a tropical atmosphere to your garden, patio or decking!
All through the summer, your garden, patio or decking will look so tropical with these passion flowers in three different colours! The mix of Passiflora alata, Passiflora caerulea and Passiflora 'Victoria' creates a fresh mix of colours with the beautiful flowers of the passion flowers. The long tendrils cling effortlessly to fences and pergolas that will soon disappear under a curtain of greenery and flowers.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePassiflora grows well on the patio, in a greenhouse or conservatory, as well as a houseplant. Use a large pot with holes in the base (minimum diameter 30 cm). Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of gravel or hydro pellets. Put potting compost or special tub plant compost in the pot and place the root ball of the Passiflora at the correct depth. Fill with more compost and press down firmly, water thoroughly immediately after planting. Place the passion flower in a spot in full sun, a south facing wall would be ideal.
Training PassifloraThe long, supple stems of the passion flower like to climb against a trellis, bamboo sticks or a climbing frame. Make sure the climbing frame is firmly fixed in the pot. Tie the stems of the Passiflora to the climbing support with garden ties or weave them through the trellis.
Show moreBy regularly removing the side shoots of the Passiflora, you will encourage a second flowering. If you want to see fruit on the plant don’t remove the dead flowers. For an extra rich bloom we recommend adding fertiliser for flowering plants to the water every week when watering.
Overwintering passifloraPassiflora is not winter hardy but in a planter it can store well over the winter. Bring indoors before the first night frost, thin out the twigs and store in a frost-free, bright room at 10-15° C. Water less and give plant nutrition once per month. Do not allow the root ball in the pot to dry out. In April, move to a warmer location, repot with fresh potting compost and give more water. Mid-May, the passion flower can be taken outside to adorn your patio. Be careful with late night frosts. Passiflora caerulea is the most winter-hardy of these three. During mild winters, it is able to survive outdoors.
Show moreThe beautiful flowers of the Passiflora appear in abundance all along the flexible stems. The shape of the flowers is associated with the suffering of Christ - the crown of long stamens is said to represent the crown of thorns. The Latin name ‘Passiflora’ from the Latin 'Passio' which means suffering and 'flora' which means flower. In summer you can expect to see fruit on your plant. The relatively large, bright yellow fruits are edible and very tasty in a delicious sorbet and very decorative pastries.
- Extra information
Latin name Passiflora alata + Passiflora caerulea + Passiflora ‘Victoria’ Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period May - November Growing height 200 - 250 cm Planting distance 100 - 120 cm