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Passiflora caerulea Racemosa


Passion Flower

Fantastic tropical looking flowers

In a sheltered spot this exotic climber will flourish, producing beautiful bright red buds that open to reveal a cluster of flowers 5 inches across. With dark purple and white elements these flowers last all summer before being followed by pale-green fruits.


Find a sheltered spot with full sun, and protection from any cold drying winds. Can be grown in a container on a sunny patio and moved under glass or into a conservatory over the winter months.


Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil and use loam based compost for containers. Provide trellis so that the plant can climb. Feed weekly through the summer with a suitable liquid fertilizer.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring
Flowering September - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 640 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 480 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Mediterranean garden, Patio container

Typically available

From March to September