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Passiflora 'Victoria'

 
Passiflora 'Victoria'
passionflower
Passiflora 'Victoria'
Climbing into neighbor plant Duranta erecta

Common name passionflower
Family passifloraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers pink/purple (summer)
Size vine to 6+'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Popular evergreen hybrid producing two-tone flowers and, reportedly, edible fruit. From what I've read, it's quite tender, so I was afraid it might not survive our Houston winters if they're all but the mildest. So far, our plant has come through without any damage whatsoever, but the two winters it's had to endure have been quite mild. Which may explain its rampant spread: our plant has sent it vines in all directions, conquering shrubs, perennials, and even neighboring vines without discrimination. I regularly remove long strands where they shade or weigh down their supports too much, but that doesn't set Victoria back the least. There are always lots of attractive buds on the vine, only a fraction of which burst into the intricate flowers at any one time, but with such a wide spread, that's enough to guarantee a floral display almost any time of year. At one time, in summer, I noticed a fruit had developed, but when I tried to find it again later it had disappeared (or gone into hiding). So we don't depend on this one for sustenance.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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