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Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple'
Common Name: Passionflower Family: Passifloraceae (The Passion Flower Family)

Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple'
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This species is one of the tastiest and is commonly grown in the tropics. 'Possum Purple' is a self-fertile selection with exceptional flavour and mind-blowing flowers. Grow in full sun. Plants may be hardy in coastal BC in protected microclimates where the stem is planted/buried 6 inches deeper than the soil surface of the pot. Will fruit in containers that can be protected in winter in a sun room or as a houseplant.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Openings in the forests.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone9-11  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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