Passion Flower Vine – Dramatic Flowering Vine
The Passion Flower Vine (belonging to the Passiflora genus) is a
dramatic flowering vine that is primarily grown for its exotic flowers
Two popular species include Passiflora caerulea and Passiflora
(also known as Blue Passion Flower) is native to Argentina and Brazil.
This Passionflower vine is a fast growing evergreen climber with dark
green, lobed leaves.
Leaves can have between three and nine lobes. Flowers are typically
white, sometimes flushed pink, with a blue or purple banded corona.
Blooms appear from summer to fall, followed by yellow egg-shaped
(also known as Purple Passion Flower) is native to the eastern United
States. This Passion Flower Vine features large three to five lobed
dark green leaves with lightly toothed edges.
The flowers are composed of ten lavender-white tepals arranged in a
bowl shape. Above the tepals is a purple and white corona. Blooms
appear from summer to fall, followed by ovoid fruit.
Flower Vine General Information and Plant Care Tips
USDA Hardiness Zone
USDA Zone 6 - 10
Full sun to light shade.
During the growing season keep soil evenly moist (not soggy) to ensure
good flowering and growth. Water regularly, avoid overwatering.
Apply a balanced fertilizer in the early spring and then again six to
eight weeks later.
Passion vines can be propagated from both seeds and stem cuttings.
Grows best in moist, well-drained soil.
Display and Uses
Passion Vine can be planted in the garden or in a container. If planted
in a container, provide some type of support, such as a small trellis.
Support is also necessary when planted in the landscape; plant near a
trellis, wall, or fence.
Tips for Planting a Passion
Stem Cutting in a Container
- Combine a mixture of equal parts of sand and sphagnum peat moss. Add
the mixture to the container and water it well - allow the excess to
drain from the bottom of the pot.
- Cut a six inch branch from the tip of the passion flower
vine. Make the
cut below the leaf node.
- Remove all of the leaves and flowers from the bottom third
- Dip the cut end of the branch into rooting hormone. Remove
hormone by tapping gently on the side of the jar.
- Create a hole for the cutting by inserting a pencil into
(approximately 1/2 inch deep). Place the branch in the hole and tamp
the soil around it.
- Place the container in a bright location (avoid direct
Temperature should be 65 - 70° F at all times.
- Maintain moisture and humidity by misting the newly planted
- When the vine shows new growth, slowly
expose the plant
(for consecutively longer periods) to direct sunlight.
- Passion Flower is a climbing vine and will need some type
of support (such as a trellis) added to the container as the cutting
begins to grow.
Note: The Passion
Flower can be planted in the garden eight weeks after rooting
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