Banana Passion Flower (Passiflora mollissima)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Passiflora mollissima Accepted
Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima Synonym

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 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: Climbs 20 to 25 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 4 to 6 inch yellow to yellowish-orange, containing black seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak for 24 to 48 hours in warm water before planting or use sandpaper to gently permeate the hard seed coat.
Needs specific temperature: Keep soil temperature consistent at 70 to 85ºF
Days to germinate: 6 to 12 weeks
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 to 1 inch
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by poisondartfrog on Jul 2, 2017 6:15 AM

Sowed one seed from J.L. Hudson which germinated in about two weeks using the baggie method and the vine is growing rapidly. At this rate I'm afraid I won't have room to winter it over for next season.

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