PASSION FLOWER VINE Passiflora ambigua
Passiflora Ambigua is a vigorous, tendril vine with very large pink flowers reaching up to 15 cm across. The long filaments are striped purple, red and white. Vines will gently twine around supporting structures. In tropical climates, it will flower all year round. It is an exotic tropical that is sure to draw attention, and is ideal planted around a patio where onlookers can see it's magnificent flowers!
In Canada, many Passion Flowers are not hardy over winter (especially the ones with the red coloration), so we grow those varieties in pots and take them indoors for the winter months, and grow them in a sunny window! You may also be interested in the cold-climate Hardy Blue Passion Flower or the Hardy Purple Passion Flower, or see all of the Passion Flowers that we offer!
Hardiness zones: 9-11
Type: Climbing Vine
Location: Sun or part sun
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. ornamental use only.
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Soak seeds in orange juice for 24 hours before planting. The acidity of the juice will help soften the outer layer of the seeds and aid germination. Place seeds just below the soil surface, and water in. Place the container is a warm location 21-24C (75F). Cover the pot with clear plastic to help retain moisture. Germination can occur within 2 weeks to several months (ours took about 3 months). Patience may be needed, though they are well worth the effort! Once seedlings sprout, remove the plastic, and place the pot in a sunny location.
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