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Passiflora racemosa (Red passion flower)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Passiflora racemosa

Other names

Red passion flower

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. racemosa - P. racemosa is a vigorous, tender, evergreen climber with angles stems bearing leathery, glossy, ovate, mid-green leaves divided into three oblong lobes and, from summer into autumn, pendent racemes of bowl-shaped, bright red flowers with white and purple coronas. Flowers are followed by oblong, dark green fruit becoming paler as they ripen.


Passiflora racemosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

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

Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Passiflora racemosa (Red passion flower) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. In growth, water freely & top dress annually. Keep just moist in winter.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, 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), Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Passiflora racemosa

Other names

Red passion flower

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. racemosa - P. racemosa is a vigorous, tender, evergreen climber with angles stems bearing leathery, glossy, ovate, mid-green leaves divided into three oblong lobes and, from summer into autumn, pendent racemes of bowl-shaped, bright red flowers with white and purple coronas. Flowers are followed by oblong, dark green fruit becoming paler as they ripen.

Native to

Brazil

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

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

Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Passiflora racemosa (Red passion flower) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. In growth, water freely & top dress annually. Keep just moist in winter.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, 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), Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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