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Passion Vine

Passiflora

Passion Flower

Hailing from South America, Passifloras entertain dazzling flower parts that attract butterflies and plant lovers, and in the Catholic faith once symbolized Jesus’ last day. These wildly vivacious and floriferous semievergreen climbers appreciate sun, heat and good air circulation as well as cold protection around 18 degrees plus free-draining, somewhat dry sandy soil with moderate fertility. Frequent trimming will encourage branching, while a cool greenhouse or warm masonry wall will ensure their winter survival.

 

Cherished by butterflies, especially Gulf Fritillaries, this luscious mixta x manicata hybrid pays homage to breeder Pat Worley’s mother. Full-toned magenta blooms with bright yellow anthers grow up to 6 in. wide amongst long hefty stems and enormous, 3-lobed gleaming dark greenery. A robust undemanding vine that needs plenty of space, prismatic ‘Susan Brigham’ relishes moderate water, bright dappled light, rich well-drained soil, as well as shelter from temperatures lower than 30˚.

Blooms June–October

Size: 12' 0" – 15' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 9.

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