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Passiflora 'Pura Vida'

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Veined

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive stephenp 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 seen below 3C (37F), but the days have been quite cool (between 8C to 12C (46F to 54F), yet it still seems to grow, somewhat of a surprise, or maybe it's tougher than I was informed.

Positive wormfood 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.

Regional...

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

San Francisco, California
Fort White, Florida
Holiday, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Austin, Texas



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