Common name: Purple passion flower, Purple granadilla
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 5 meters
Hardiness: -4°C to protect or bring in winter
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial but not very hardy
Flower color: white, purple
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: copiously in summer, once every 10 days in winter
Use: pergola, trellis, porch, indoor, pot
Diseases and pests: red spider mites, scale insects, mosaic
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Very fast growing climbing plant. Green leaves 10 to 20 centimeters trilobed.
The flowers with a green underside measure 3 to 7 centimeters in diameter and are white with a corrugated crown, streaked with purple and white. The yellow or purple fruits are edible.
This plant can withstand a temperature of 5°C but if you do not live in a region with a mild climate, it is advisable to grow it in a container so that you can bring it into a greenhouse or veranda during the winter period.