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Beautiful amethyst colored flowers, freely flowering all year round with a few short breaks. Good houseplant in a well lit window, put out for the summer months. Nicely branching plant.
Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' is a hybrid between two South American species, the red Passiflora coccinea and the deciduous native of the American southeast, Passiflora incarnata. An evergreen vine, it features dark-green, lobed leaves arranged alternately on thin, ridged stems. Ver fast growing vine, covers a fence or a pagoda in no time.
A woody vine capable of growing to 15-20 m high where supporting trees are available. The leaves are alternate, palmately five-lobed (sometimes three or seven lobes).
The white and purple-blue flowers which appear in summer may be as large as 4 in (10.2 cm) across. The fruit is an oval orange-yellow berry.
Varieties: Possum Purple, Quadrangularis. Season: July to October. Rampant woody vine that climbs with tendrils. Evergreen leaves, deeply 3 lobed, 3 to 8 deep green, shiny above, paler and dull beneath. Single fragrant flower 2 to 3 wide is borne at each node on the new growth. Showy, intensely colored flower produces the nearly round to ovoid fruit with a tough rind which is smooth and waxy. Pulp within is highly aromatic orange-colored with hard dark brown or black seeds. Flavor is appealing, musky, guava-like sub-acid to acid. Use mulch and plenty of organic matter in the soil to reduce nematode damage. Eaten fresh, used in juice processing, preserves and wines. There are more than 400 species of Passiflora, but only some provide the fruit used for jellies or desserts. Passion fruit can be started from seed as soon as the fruit is available. Plant seed in a light soil and provide high humidity and warmth (78 F). Germination should start in a month or less. When the seedling is 2 to 3 inches tall, put it in an individual pot. Keep it in a bright place with moderate temperatures, avoid extremes.
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It needs moderate water and should be watered regularly during dry spells. Passiflora 'Incense' is a hybrid vine or creeper composed of Passiflora incarnata x cincinnata. It produces blue, lavender, and purple flower that have a wonderful fragrance, attracting butterflies, such as Gulf Fritillaries, and hummingbirds to the garden. In USDA Zones 9-11, it can be planted outdoors in the ground, or in a pot in cold regions.
When growing Passiflora 'Incense' in pots, it is important to use a high quality potting soil that drains well, and keep the soil lightly moist. Place the pot in a bright location with at least four hours of direct sunlight each day. In summer, water the plant once a week, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. During cooler months, water once every two weeks. Prune after flowering to keep the plant in shape and encourage new growth. Feed with a balanced fertilizer, once a month during the growing season.