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Pfordt's Passion Flower* - New For 2019!

Passiflora x alatocaerulea

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Pfordt's Passion Flower (Passiflora x alatocaerulea) at Maidstone Tree Farm

Pfordt's Passion Flower flowers

Pfordt's Passion Flower flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Hybrid Passionflower, Passiflora pfordtii

Description:

A truly spectacular vine for the garden; the large rose-purple and blue flowers are very distinctive; wonderful for covering an arbor, trellis or lattice, the flowers are individually beautiful close up

Ornamental Features

Pfordt's Passion Flower features showy lightly-scented rose star-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones, buttery yellow eyes and blue anthers at the ends of the branches in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy lobed leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pfordt's Passion Flower is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pfordt's Passion Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Pfordt's Passion Flower will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Accent  Screening  Garden 
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