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Passion Flower, Charming Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine

Passiflora helleri

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


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:


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 ph... read more