Passiflora princeps Seeds

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Passiflora princeps Seeds

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The red passionflower is a beautiful evergreen climber with hanging clusters of showy red flowers. Passiflora princeps is native to Brazil and has long been a favorite plant for growing in warm conservatories in temperate climates.

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Passiflora princeps Seeds

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The red passionflower is a beautiful evergreen climber with hanging clusters of showy red flowers.

Passiflora princeps is native to Brazil and has long been a favorite plant for growing in warm conservatories in temperate climates. Both the name Passiflora princeps and P. racemosa were published for this plant in 1818 and although the name P. racemosa is more commonly used.

Passiflora racemosa is native to the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This vine has slender stems that climb to 10 m or more, but they only reach about 5 m when grown under glass.

The evergreen leaves are ovate, glossy, with a wavy edge, and measure about 9 cm long and wide.

The bright red flowers appear throughout much of the summer and autumn (in cultivation) and are usually borne in pairs in pendulous clusters (racemes) that reach 30 cm or more in length at the end of leafless stems, except for small, brown heart-shaped bracts, which soon fall. Individual flowers have bright red sepals (about 4 cm long and 1 cm wide), and the petals are similar but smaller. The corona filaments are in three ranks, the outer one purple with white tips, the inner ones shorter and green.

The green, narrowly ovoid fruits are about 7 cm long and 3 cm wide.

A rather stylized red passion flower is shown with a carnation in a 16th-century painting of the Madonna and Child by Joos van Cleve, but the passion flower must have been added at a later date.

Passiflora racemosa is cultivated throughout the tropics as an ornamental. It is also grown under glass in temperate climates and outdoors occasionally on patios or against a sunny wall in sheltered gardens. It has received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Many hybrids and cultivars have been produced.

Red passion flower is growing in the Princess of Wales Conservatory in the rainforest section.

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