A Vine or shrub with large green leaves and gorgeous long tendrils. The flower is complex, about five to ten centimeters in diameter, with a wide ring of sepals and petals similar in appearance , surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, the greenish-yellow stamens and purple stigmas.
Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines
Native to Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina
Pink, blue or green flowers, yellow or dark purple fruit.
It is unusual to find a passion flower for sale as a cut flower. It was very popular to use passion flowers in arrangements in the Victorian times and it is again gaining star status. Hundreds of hybrids have been named and hybridizing is currently being done extensively for cut flowers, foliage, tendrils and decorative fruit.
Sadly, short- the flowers last only from one to at most a few days. Fruit will shrivel and dry. The tendrils and foliage do a bit better and will last for seven to ten days in a vase.
Mild fruity fragrance or none or some smell really bad such as Passiflora foetida (stinking passionflower) that gets its name from the strong aroma emitted by damaged foliage.
Unbeatable for long, fast growing swirling and curling tendrils. Gorgeous and unusual flowers. Lush, large leaves for wrapping and covering mechanics.
Cut the stems at an angle and condition in warm water over night
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