PASSION FLOWER VINE Passiflora coactilis
Beautiful deep pink-red flowers flare open! Strong, superfast-growing stems can reach up to 20m in height! Produces large, round, fleshy and aromatic yellowish fruits.
This rare and vigorous evergreen climber comes from cool, high elevation forests in between 2200 and 3600 m, and is well adapted to cool conditions (even down to -5°C). It will grow in many warm temperate climates, although in frosty weather leaves and shoots will be cut back, but will regrow from the base in spring.
It is a magnet for numerous birds, bees, and butterflies, and is botanically a member of the rare Tacosnia group of Passifloras.
Hardiness zones: 9-11
Type: Climbing Vine
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. ornamental use only.
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Sow seeds, covering them thinly, at any time of year, in good light, at room temperature. Grow on before planting into a large container or sheltered spot outdoors. Provide climbing support, and be sure to protect them from freezing in winter.
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