Winged-stem Passion Flower - Climbing plantsPassiflora alata
Fragrant flowers and edible fruits
The red, winged-stem passion flower (Passiflora alata) is a powerful and fast growing variety. The fabulous fragrant flowers with distinctive markings - look stunning in any garden. The long tendrils cling effortlessly to fences and pergolas. Perfect for planting in large pots to adorn your patio or decking. You'll be surprised by the exotic touch of these passion flowers during summer as they stand out among the other beautiful plants. The fruits are edible.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePassiflora alata grows elegantly on the patio, in a greenhouse or a flower conservatory. It can even make quite a charming houseplant. Use a large pot with holes in the base (minimum 30 cm diameter). Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put some potting compost in the pot and plant the root ball of the Passiflora alata at the correct depth. Fill in with potting compost and press firmly. Immediately water after planting. Place the plant in a position with complete sunshine, ideally near a south wall.
Passiflora alata makes a beautiful climbing plantThe long, flexible stems of these plants can climb up a fence, bamboo sticks, or a climbing frame. Make sure that the climbing aid is firmly placed in the pot. Tie the stems of the passion flowers together or train them along the climbing frame.
Show moreIn order to ensure a healthy growth of the Passiflora alata it will need training and pruning carefully. Remove any faded sideshoots, leave healthy ones that can be trained along a support and don't touch the faded flowers and leaves or the area where fruits grow. we recommend to mix a feed in with the water on a regular basis during the summer. This allows the plants to experience an extra rich bloom.
Overwintering PassifloraPassiflora alata is not a hardy plant but can be preserved during the winter. Before the first frost, slightly trim its branches and place the pot in a frost-free area with light and a temperature of about 15-20° C. Water less and feed it once a month with plant food. Don't let the compost dry out.
You can water your Passiflora alata more often in the spring as the weather gets warmer. Repot the plant, add fresh potting soil, and give it more water. In mid-May the Passiflora alata is ready to be back outdoors to adorn your patio. Do not leave the plant out if there are any signs of night frosts.
Show moreThe striking red and purple flowers of Passiflora alata bloom abundantly along its branches. The shape of the flower is associated with the sufferings of Christ - the crown of long stamens resembling the crown of thorns.
The name comes from the Latin words 'Passio', which means suffering, and 'floss' meaning flower. 'Alata' means winged, which refers to parts of the stems that resemble wings.
In the summer, you may discover fruit on the Passiflora alata. The relatively large, pale yellow fruit is edible!
- Extra information
Latin name Passiflora alata Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Red Light preference full sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period July - September Growing height 200 - 300 cm Planting distance 100 - 120 cm