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Passiflora helleri

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: helleri (HEL-ler-ee) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MTVineman On Oct 8, 2010, MTVineman from Helena, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have this Passiflora growing in my dining room window. It's a rather huge window and this vine is taking it over. Trust me, I do NOT mind in the least! I hope it just keeps going and going. I have had this vine for 2 years now and got it as a very small plant. It has not bloomed for me yet but perhaps it is a bit too early for me to expect blooms, plus I read here that it blooms in winter and/or early spring. I will be very excited to see what it does this coming year since winter is approaching. I have to say, this is an easy vine to grow and seems to be quite vigorous if given the conditions it likes. I have a Passiflora coriacea growing right next to it and in it in some cases. The mix of the leaves growing together is quite a sight. I think the flowers resemble each other from the photo's I have seen except of course, the Batwing is not fragrant that I can tell. I love this vine as I do almost all vines ( therefore the reason for my moniker ). I hope it continues to enjoy the window where it's at and hope that it BLOOMS finally! Beautiful vine and I highly recommend it to those who love vines and especially Passiflora.

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