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Of all the flowering vines, Passion Flower bear some of the showiest blooms on earth. An easily grown plant, Passion Flower look absolutely stunning in the garden or inside as a year-round houseplant. The variety offered in this auction (Purple Granadilla) is a vigorous and free flowering deciduous climbing perennial vine which grows up to 20 feet long at maturity. Blooming from late May through October, its beautifully intricate purple and white fragrant flowers are approximately 3-4" across and are followed by smooth, round 2 inch fruits that are edible and turn yellow when ripe.
Although classed as half-hardy, Passion Flower can survive winters even in zone 6 when it has the shelter of a south facing wall. In colder zones, these are best grown outside in containers and overwintered inside or grown as a year-round houseplant. Inside plants bloom intermittently throughout the winter months. In short, Passion Flower is very easy to grow, a delight to look at and smell and provide stunning flowers for any garden or a bright location inside.
Sow 1/16 ' deep at 70-80 degrees. Germination takes 2-12 weeks.