Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine 'Pura Vida'


Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pura Vida
Additional cultivar information:(aka Red)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


over 40 ft. (12 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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

San Francisco, California

Fort White, Florida

Holiday, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 15, 2013, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

I brought this plant earlier this year as a garden centre, it had a hardiness rating of -5C so I thought I'd give it a shot. I enquired about the plant as I didn't know much about it, and was informed it was a tropical type, and would not grow well, however to my surprise, it has rampantly smothered the fence and is now popping up in places it shouldn't (ie in concrete cracks quite a way from the main stem). I would say this plant is actually more rampant than Passiflora caerulea.

However the big test is winter, it may or may not survive, but it's October right now and it's still growing. I'll update in January.

Edit: It's now January, mid-Winter, it's been a fairly mild winter so far, but this has been fine, in it's sheltered position, that said it hasn't se... read more


On Oct 25, 2006, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I let this plant grow wild up into the trees. I noticed this year around Oct. 1st., a medium sized, orange butterfly laying eggs on the ends of the trendles. Tiny orange/yellow dots. I'm keeping an eye on them.