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Xtreme Passionflower

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: June 30, 2010

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The Passiflora parritae is in bloom right now in our Chilean garden.

The incredible Passiflora parritae blooming in our Chilean Garden

This is a passionflower to drool over.  Huge, bright orange flowers–as big as a big grapefruit–hanging high overhead like brilliant party lanterns.  A native of the Colombian Andes, this incredibly rare vine loves our cool climate.

3 Comments to

“Xtreme Passionflower”

  1. On July 1st, 2010 at 10:52 pm jay chua Says:

    What a beauty:)

    I like the natural orange color, and it seemed like a good match with the green leaves.

    Jay Chua
    Publisher, PorchSwingSets.com

  2. On July 8th, 2010 at 12:32 am Joanne Olivieri Says:

    That is gorgeous and I don’t know why I haven’t seen it since I am always there. I’ll have to get back and check it out in the next few days.

  3. On August 7th, 2010 at 12:08 am Mark Delepine Says:

    I’ve had one growing in my Berkeley garden for about a year now which I got at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. It is putting out a lot of growth which I’m encouraging to direct up a nearby Azara m. tree (with dreams of it eventually reaching over to a Palo Verde tree on the other side of a path). I haven’t done a lot to encourage blooming so far. I’ve got it in a raised bed on the eastern side of my two story building. Once it gets up into the tree -its as far as the first branch now, about 8 feet- it will be in sun most of the day. Somewhere I heard or read that it likes its roots in shade but its flowers in the sun. I’ve loved seeing the one at SFBG. Thanks for the recent photos.

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