Red Passion Flower (Passiflora coccinea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Posted by sunkissed (Winter Springs, FL - Zone 9b) on Apr 27, 2016 2:39 PM

The flowers are beautiful on this passionvine, however the butterflies won't lay eggs on this one. They don't like it. It is also invasive in my garden in Central Florida. In our rainy season it will grow a foot a day, I'm sure. We were gone for three weeks on a trip and it took over our 40-foot Florida screen room. I have been trying to eradicate it for years, but to this day I find it popping up somewhere. I gave some to a few garden friends and it hasn't been as invasive in their gardens. I have very sandy soil, but I believe it is more our climate because it has covered my friend's wooden fence in one season.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On June 21, 2014 Potted up
cutting rooted and showing growth
piksihk On December 18, 2013 Obtained plant
Alice's plant - root cutting
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