Passiflora Species, Passion Vine, Red Banana Passion Flower

Passiflora antioquiensis

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: antioquiensis (an-tee-oh-kwee-EN-sis) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

Spring Valley, California

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Coos Bay, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 11, 2010, markrs from San Carlos, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have found this plant easy to propagate by cuttings. Several friends of mine in different parts of the country report the same using different clones--all are genuine P. antioquiensis.

The plant has a reputation as only growing well and blooming in areas with mild days and cool nights. I am curious whether anyone has had any success growing or blooming it in the U.S. in areas other than California near the coast or in a cool greenhouse.

It has a reputation as a shade lover.


On Aug 19, 2005, eengland from San Diego & San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a medium vigour passiflora that is stunning when in flower. It is not as vigourous as many of the more common passionflowers such as P. edulis but grows at a medium rate and likes to be in trees or on arbors or similar high places.

The flowers are - I am not making this up - 6" wide or more and they hang on peduncles that are over 8" long - the effect is awesome and really draws people in. When in flower it gives the impression of it raining down flowers.

The fruits are among the largest of the edible passionfruits and are delicious - one of the best for flavour. In areas where it is not rare (mainly in its native South America), it is a favourite for juice making due to its size, juiciness and superior flavour.

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