Common Name: Sweet Granadilla, Pomegranate
Origin: South America, Mexico
Height at maturity: 10 meters
Hardiness: -5°C to protect or bring in winter
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial but not very hardy
Flower color: white, pink, 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: spider mites, caterpillars, nematodes
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A vigorous climbing plant, this passion flower produces pleasantly scented flowers. These flowers are composed of greenish-white sepals, the petals are pinkish and the white filaments are horizontally striped with mauve and blue.
The flowers are pendulous and usually go in pairs, they measure up to 10 centimeters in diameter. Passionflower ligularis produces oval fruits 5 centimeters long, green with purple spots. Its delicious pulp is very juicy, sweet and a little sour.
Passiflora ligularis adapts relatively well to all types of soil provided they are well drained.
This plant can be grown indoors behind a window or in a sunny veranda. It will also find its place in summer on terraces and balconies. It 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.