Common name: Passion Flower, Passion Fruit
Plant Classification: Hardy climber
Minimum Height: 6.0 meters
Maximum Height: 9.0 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 10
This vigorous climber has deeply 3-lobed leaves, climbing tendrils, and purple-centred frilly white flowers, often followed by a heavy crop of purple, edible fruit. It is native to Paraguay, Brazil and parts of Argentina and although it is winter hardy, it may be killed off down to the ground in very hard winters, but it always re-grows from the roots.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
$3.50 / packet