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Passion Flower Vine Plant Passiflora edulis Possum Purple

$13.50

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Passiflora edulis or Purple Possum Passion Vine is native to South America.  It grows dense and full with huge foot long, three to five lobed, shiny dark green leaves, and produces large, showy flowers in subtle muted hues of creamy white, and purple, which are followed by an egg shaped purple edible fruit.

It begins blooming in the late spring to early summer, depending on night time temperatures and length of the days. Possum Purple Passion Flower Vine will self pollinate and generally will bear fruit with little to no extra efforts on the part of the gardener. Some sources suggest the size and quality of the fruit can be improved by planting other fertile cultivars nearby. It is considered to be among the best and easiest fruiting cultivars and is grown commerically throughout the tropics.

This type is a bit more cold sensitive than others, as it is considered cold tolerant only to the mid 20's, and so requires protection frost and freeze in all Zones.  It is rated as hardy for Zones 10 and 11, and is frequently grown in Zone 9 in protected areas with good cold protection.  It can be grown as a potted plant.

Botanical Name Passiflora edulis
Common Name Possom Purple or Purple Grandilla
Plant Family Passifloraecea
Mature Size 20 feet (runners)
Bloom Color Creamy White, Blue
Bloom Form Unique to the species
Bloom Time Late Summer to Fall
Zone  10, 11
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Easy to grow, Attracts butterflies
Suggested Uses Trellis, Fence, Support, Potted
Grower Notes Highly fragrant, needs lots of space, protect from cold in all Zones.

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  Passion Vines can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide a sturdy support for climbin.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation, but take care not to over water.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  •  Protect well from frost and freeze in all zones.
  • Spray if necessary to control over feeding by caterpillars will plant is becoming established.

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: PAS-EDU-PP-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 6 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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