Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora 'Elizabeth'

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Elizabeth

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

San Francisco, California (2 reports)

Talking Rock, Georgia

Latonia, Kentucky

Murphy, North Carolina

Charlottesville, Virginia

Jarratt, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 21, 2010, Ollieberry from Sacramento, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

So gorgeous, but it did not survive the Sacramento winter. In spite of that, I'm looking for another Elizabeth.

Positive

On Jul 12, 2010, SpikeyGuy from Oakland, CA (Zone 11) wrote:

I've grown this one before (among numerous others) -- well, it's a knock-out! I just couldn't help re-buying this beauty again and again. Yet (alas, so far) I buy "again" because it's too "iffy" in terms of our winter cold + wet season (that's winter in the Bay Area, CA). So -- not a bad investment for an annual, but it'd sure be better if I could keep her around (think protected wall, etc) If anybody's had luck finding ways of over-wintering this gorgeous lady, and has tips to share -- please let me know!

Positive

On Oct 22, 2003, DaveH from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Spectacular 4" fragrant blossoms with rich purple massive, wavy filaments. I've grown many kinds of Passiflora, but this one is a real knockout.