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Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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 Passiflora alata
Family: Passifloraceae
Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla
Origin: Brazil
vine or creeperfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterred/crimson/vinous flowersfragrantattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsedible

Passiflora alata produces highly fragrant flowers from 7 to 10 cm (3-4″) in diameter, the petals and sepals bright red, the filaments are red, white and purple.

The fruits are oval, yellow to bright orange color. The flesh is light orange, slightly acidic and very tasty.


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 Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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Passiflora alata, Winged-Stem Passionflower, Fragrant Granadilla

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Fragrant Granadilla. Yellow, elongated fruit. It is incredibly fragrant which is why gardeners love growing it, but the fruit is found to be the best out of the other varieties. A vigorous grower from 10’-20’, it bears in late Summer to early Fall absolutely stunning, pendulous dark crimson/violet flowers, 4” across. The large, almost leathery leaves are attractive year around. Grown in home gardens and commercially for its fragrant edible fruit in Brazil. Cold hardy to 28-30F. Best grown in a warm spot in rich, regularly watered soil. Flowers appear on new growth, so any pruning should be done early in the season. Can be grown in a large container.

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Grown in 3 gal pot

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