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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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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

over 40 ft. (12 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tetrazygia 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 RWhiz 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.


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
Latonia, Kentucky
Yonkers, New York
Efland, North Carolina
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Arlington, Texas

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