Common name: Giant purple passionflower
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 10 meters
Hardiness: 1°C to protect or to return in winter
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial but not very hardy
Flower color: white, mauve
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, scale insects, nematodes
Toxicity: inedible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Giant purple passionflower germinates and grows rapidly. It produces flowers with a white and mauve crown that strongly resemble the flowers of the Passiflora edulis.
Giant, it can reach a size of more than 10 meters at maturity, but by limiting the cultivation pot to 30 centimeters in diameter you will limit its growth and you can cultivate it indoors and expose it to the sun on your terrace or balcony in summer. This passion flower produces inedible fruits 10 to 15 centimeters long, ovoid in shape and purple in color.
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 1°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.