Passiflora, Passion Flower, Passion Vine 'Sherry'


Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sherry
Additional cultivar information:(Darkhorse Series)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers


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Bloom Color:

Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Alameda, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Ocala, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 19, 2011, zaksmom1 from Ocala, FL wrote:

I obtained this plant at a local nursery. Had it for about 8 years. After attending a butterfly seminar I planted a blue passion vine on the other side of the fence. Nothing kills these vines. They can cover everything in sight if you don't keep a close eye on them. I have a crepe nearby and have to constantly cut tendrils off. I love the beautiful red color.


On Feb 17, 2011, polsnickerty from Dickinson, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

I also ordered Passiflora Sherry from Wayside Gardens. The first year, the order was never delivered, so I canceled it for a credit voucher. The second year I ordered, it was delivered, but it promptly died within a week. Of course when I notified Wayside, there was no more available. Again I was sent a credit voucher. I have severely cut back ordering from Wayside due to many disappointments.


On Oct 7, 2010, atisch from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Update 9/22/2011:

I feel I must downgrade my Rating from Positive to Neutral. The reason is that this cultivar after it's first winter has proven to be much less hardy than claimed. Despite growing in a pot and moving indoors during all nights that fell below 40 degrees, the plant died back (in stages) to the soil line and only started growing new shoots in June. As a result it only reached blooming size within a week of when it was purchased as a cutting (from Wayside Gardens), in late September.

OTOH, the flowers are simply stunning--easily the best true red Passion Flower I have either grown or even seen. As such I intend to give it all the attention I can to try and keep it alive.

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