The Passiflora has long been one of the big favourites. Unfortunately, most of these are not very winter hardy. The Passiflora Duuk is the most winter hardy Passiflora we have come across so far. The Silly Cow is also a special variety. This Passionflower has the largest flower that we have ever seen; enough reason for us to add these two Passifloras to our ‘Our Choice’ assortment.
When will my Passiflora produce its flowers?
The passion flower is a true nice-weather-bloomer. On warm days with a lot of sun its flower buds will open up. On colder and dark days, fewer flowers will open up. From July to October, you can expect flowers in your Passiflora, bringing the tropics right into your own backyard!
Normal, but not too wet
To four metres, depending on pruning
Evergreen or deciduous:
The Passiflora is semi-evergreen. The Passiflora will shed its leaves in heavy winters or porlonged droughts
Heavy pruning to keep it compact. Cut right back after frost damage
Calcium in autumn, optional NPK fertilizer in spring
Unique flowers of various colours
July – October. The more sun, the more flowers it will produce
In the Netherlands it is also possible to grow your own edible passion fruit. Passiflora Edulis is the best variety for this. To ensure optimum ripening of the fruits, it is best to grow the plants in a glasshouse.