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Passiflora antioquiensis

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: antioquiensis (an-tee-oh-kwee-EN-sis) (Info)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive markrs On Apr 11, 2010, markrs from San Carlos, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have found this plant easy to propagate by cuttings. Several friends of mine in different parts of the country report the same using different clones--all are genuine P. antioquiensis.

The plant has a reputation as only growing well and blooming in areas with mild days and cool nights. I am curious whether anyone has had any success growing or blooming it in the U.S. in areas other than California near the coast or in a cool greenhouse.

It has a reputation as a shade lover.

Positive eengland On Aug 19, 2005, eengland from San Diego & San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a medium vigour passiflora that is stunning when in flower. It is not as vigourous as many of the more common passionflowers such as P. edulis but grows at a medium rate and likes to be in trees or on arbors or similar high places.

The flowers are - I am not making this up - 6" wide or more and they hang on peduncles that are over 8" long - the effect is awesome and really draws people in. When in flower it gives the impression of it raining down flowers.

The fruits are among the largest of the edible passionfruits and are delicious - one of the best for flavour. In areas where it is not rare (mainly in its native South America), it is a favourite for juice making due to its size, juiciness and superior flavour.

Like its close relative the amazingly beautiful Passiflora parritae, P. antioquiensis is very rare in the US because it is difficult to propogate from cutting and has a repuatation for being tempermental. It does like temperatures to be moderate. I have had real good luck with it in San Francisco and even the very warm San Diego where it is thriving in a north-facing position. In San Diego, have been able to propogate it to produce a limited number of plants each year but, true to its reputation, it is very hard to propogate conventionally through cuttings and such. I tried it once --- bad scene...


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Coos Bay, Oregon

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