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Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret'

Other names

Passion flower 'Lady Margaret'

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Margaret' _ 'Lady Margaret' is a large, vigorous, frost-tender, twining, evergreen to semi-evergreen climber with lobed, glossy, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, bowl-shaped, deep red flowers topped with white centres and prominent, red coronal filaments.


Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.

Flower

Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red 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.

Virus Virus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or, if needed, group 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in sun or part shade. In cold areas, grow in a container & overwinter indoors. May need some support. May be grown under glass in loam-based compost in full light, shaded from hot sun.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret'

Other names

Passion flower 'Lady Margaret'

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Margaret' _ 'Lady Margaret' is a large, vigorous, frost-tender, twining, evergreen to semi-evergreen climber with lobed, glossy, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, bowl-shaped, deep red flowers topped with white centres and prominent, red coronal filaments.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red 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.

Specific diseases

Virus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or, if needed, group 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in sun or part shade. In cold areas, grow in a container & overwinter indoors. May need some support. May be grown under glass in loam-based compost in full light, shaded from hot sun.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret')

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 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret')

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 'Lady Margaret' (Passion flower 'Lady Margaret')

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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