Winged-Stem Passion Flower

Passiflora alata

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Amazing passion flower
This evergreen climber from Peru and Brazil scrambles up supports with it tender tendrils and in summer produces showy bowl shaped fragrant flowers that are bowl shaped.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Fruit can be harvested as soon as ripe.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed in Spring maintaining the soil temperature between 13 to 18C

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Layering

Layer stems in Spring or Autumn.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Thses stunning flwers have red petals that open to show a purple and white corona.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors in containers in cooler climates.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Passifloraceae

Flower colour

Purple, Red, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mite, whitefly and scale insects when grown inside but generally disease free.