Passion flower

Passiflora 'Eden'

Passion flower - Passiflora  'Eden'

Common Name: Passion flower
Genus: Passiflora
Cultivar: 'Eden'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 8.00 m (800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    A really exotic-looking plant with showy purple flowers and contrasting purple and white filaments from July to September followed by egg-shaped orange-yellow fruit. The leaves are pretty to, deeply lobed dark green and glossy. It is a trouble-free climber that thrives in hot summers and will quickly cover a sunny wall or fence. This variety is particularly vigorous and free-flowering. Ideal for a tropical planting scheme it grows best at the base of a sheltered wall in full sun although it will tolerate some shade. The fruit are edible but not very tasty!

    Passion flowers are believed to represent the suffering of Christ on the cross and the mysteries of the Passion. The 17th century monastic scholar Jacomo Bosio describes 'the column rising in the centre of the flower surrounded by the thorn of crowns (and) the three nails at the top of the column. In between near the base of the column is a yellow colour about the size of a reale in which there are five spots or stains (stamens) of the hue of blood evidently setting forth five wounds received by our Lord on the cross.'

  • Garden care: Choose three to five of the strongest shoots tying them in to horizontal wires. Once the plant is established cut back the flowered shoots immediately after flowering to within two or three buds of the permanent framework of the plant. In spring remove dead misplaced or overcrowded stems.

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