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Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady'

Other names

Amethyst passion flower, Passionflower , Passiflora violacea, Passiflora amethystina, Passiflora onychina, Passiflora 'Amethyst', Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Variety or Cultivar

'Lavender Lady' _ 'Lavender Lady' is a vigorous, evergreen climber with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, bowl-shaped, light purple flowers with green anthers, the petals becoming reflexed with age. Flowers are followed by oval, orange fruit.


Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.

Flower

Violet, Lavender, White in Spring; White, Violet, Lavender, Purple in Summer; White, Violet, Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects Glasshouse red spider mite , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Support climbing stems. Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Low Maintenance, Containers, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Water freely in growth, sparingly in winter. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, sheltered from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady'

Other names

Amethyst passion flower, Passionflower , Passiflora violacea, Passiflora amethystina, Passiflora onychina, Passiflora 'Amethyst', Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Variety or Cultivar

'Lavender Lady' _ 'Lavender Lady' is a vigorous, evergreen climber with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, bowl-shaped, light purple flowers with green anthers, the petals becoming reflexed with age. Flowers are followed by oval, orange fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Violet, Lavender, White in Spring; White, Violet, Lavender, Purple in Summer; White, Violet, Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Support climbing stems. Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Low Maintenance, Containers, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Water freely in growth, sparingly in winter. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, sheltered from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower)

Common pest name

Fruit fly; Queensland; Queensland fruit fly

Scientific pest name

Bactrocera tryoni

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Australian fruit fly never intercepted in the UK. EU regulation appears to be effectively mitigating risk.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower)

Common pest name

Black scale; Coffee scale; black; Nigra scale

Scientific pest name

Parasaissetia nigra

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Present at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for in excess of 100 years. Candidate for deregulation.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Passiflora caerulea 'Lavender Lady' (Amethyst passion flower)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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