Vines and Climbers forum: Passion flower

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OlDuffer
Mar 15, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Hi --new member here -looking to cover a outdoor patio 10x22. zone 8b-passion flower ? I have some questions- seeds or seedlings - how much will one plant cover- they bloom only once for few days ?-local sources -- thanks Fred
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Hi OlDuffer and welcome to ATP! It would help to know where you hail from.

I grow a lot of passies! They do their best in full blazing hot sun. I grow mine in pots - never in the ground because they can get away from you very quickly since they are Zone 8 hardy.

The first picture is of the frame and containers I grow them on. The frame is made out of PVC and I use a hemp twine as a lattice. That makes it very easy to clean off the frame in Winter when they die back. The 2nd picture was taken in August. There are 6 different kinds of passies in 3 rectangular containers - two per container. You'll notice they are nice and full at the top and a bit sparse at the bottom.

Thumb of 2015-03-16/Xeramtheum/4d53e7 Thumb of 2015-03-16/Xeramtheum/1cd18c

I grow the following on the frame, Blue crown, Lady Margaret, P. trifaciata Tri-Color, P. aurantia, P. rubra and P. alata.

Your best bet is to find rooted cuttings as Passie seeds can be very challenging to get started.

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