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Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple'


Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple' is a gorgeous and delicious passionflower. Grow your own passionfruit!

Passiflora edulis is one of the tastiest species commonly grown in the tropics for fruit production. 'Possum Purple' is a self-fertile selection with exceptional flavour and mind-blowing flowers. Grow in full sun. Plants may be hardy in coastal BC in protected microclimates such as up against the sunny wall of a house where the stem is planted/buried six inches deeper than the soil surface. Or safer: grow in containers that can be protected in winter in a sun room or as a houseplant.

Common Name: Passionflower

Family: Passifloraceae (The Passion Flower Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow

Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Openings in the forests.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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