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Passiflora coccinea (Red Passion Flower, Scarlet Passion Flower, Red Granadilla)

Passiflora coccinea

Botanical Name:    Passiflora coccinea

Common Name(s):    Red Passion Flower, Scarlet Passion Flower, Red Granadilla

Family:    Passifloraceae

Genus:    Passiflora

Species:    P. coccinea

Plant Type:    Vines and Climbers

Height:    20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spread:    8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Bloom Time:    July to September

Bloom Color(s):    Scarlet red

Leaves:    Medium green leaves

Range:    South America

Description

Passiflora coccinea (Red Passion Flower, Scarlet Passion Flower, Red Granadilla) is a flowering plant in the Passifloraceae family. Native to the Amazon region of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia as well as Venezuela and the Guianas. It is a tropical, tendril-climbing, evergreen vine plant that grows to 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) by 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) wide. The leaves are single, doubly serrate, oblong, medium green. Bright scarlet 3-5" flowers mid-summer to fall. Grow in full sun or part shade and medium moisture, fertile, well drained soils.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun to part shade

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Well-Drained

Propagation:    Seeds or Cuttings