Passion flower - Passiflora 'Purple Rain' EVERGREEN with glossy dark green leaves on mature vine. This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year.
Passion Flower 'Purple Rain' has such remarkable Mauve-Purple blooms it appears to be transluscent or nearly glow-in-the-dark. Passion Flower 'Purple Rain' blooms repeatedly and it is evergreen and smooth- textured and hardy tolerating temperatures down to -7C (20F). It has a healthy dark leaf on mature stems which sets the flowers off well. This hardy hybrid is an interesting vine to grow and can be grown inside as a houseplant too, also great in conservatories.
The passion flower was given its name by missionary priests in South America who saw a resemblance between the flower and elements of Christ's passion.The ten flower segments were said to represent ten apostles (Peter and Judus were not included), the corona the crown of thorns, the five stamens Christ's five wounds and the three stigmas the three nails. The hand like like leaves also represent the hands of Christ.
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm plus
Position: full sun or partial shade. Grows quite well in partial shade, although it won't flower as much
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: quick-growing
Flowering period: April to November
Flower colour: mauve-purple
Hardiness: hardy to -7C
Other features: grows well in a patio container on a small obelisk
PRUNING: Tidy and remove any weak or dead stems. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend 'Tomorite' - normal strength diluted from May to September
Wildlife: attractive to beneficial garden insects
1 x Passion Flower 'Purple Rain' in a 9cm Pot. Container grown Garden Ready Plant, so your climbing plant can be planted at any time of the year. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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