Growing guide

How to grow passion flowers

Passiflora are climbing plants commonly known as passion flowers. They are admired for their exotic looking flowers that are produced freely during the summer months. Some are happy growing in the garden border, while others need the warmth of a heated greenhouse or conservatory. The well-known passion fruit is produced by the tropical edible species Passiflora edulis.

Quick facts

  • Passion flower blooms over a long period from early summer until the autumn
  • Happy in any fertile, well-drained soil
  • Grow hardy passion flowers outdoors in a sunny, sheltered position in the garden
  • Plant in spring after the last frosts
  • Water freely during the summer, but reduce watering in the winter
  • Prune annually in spring, shortening old flowered stems
  • Make new plants in spring from layering and softwood cuttings, or from semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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