Fragrant Granadilla, Winged-stem Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora alata

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: alata (a-LAY-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

Spring Valley, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Clearwater, Florida

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Latonia, Kentucky

Yonkers, New York

Efland, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Arlington, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2008, Tetrazygia from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I do end up with caterpillars on this species, but butterflies seem to prefer laying eggs on my P. biflora and P. actinia than on this one or my P. phoenicia. I also see caterpillars regularly on the leaves, but the damage is always minimal.

Positive

On Sep 10, 2005, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Plassiflora alata 'Ruby Glow' is a large, vigorous vine which can cover extensive sections of fencing as well as trees. It has large, round leaves and the foliage stays clean and blemish free. Doesn't seem to be eaten by the butterflies. It has to be trimmed regularly to keep it inbounds.