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  • passion flower
  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Passiflora 'Snow Queen'

passion flower

3 lt pot (60cm cane) £17.99
3 lt pot (60cm cane) £17.99

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    The pure white flowers of this new passiflora are larger than average, and each one tends to remain open for several days. Already picking up awards, it's certainly one of the showier cultivars, and it is also said to be one of the hardiest. It will flourish when planted gainst a warm sunny wall, but it can also be trained through an obelisk or arch - and even potted up for the terrace or conservatory.

  • Garden care: Choose three to five of the strongest shoots, tying them in to horizontal wires. Once the plant is established, cut back the flowered shoots immediately after flowering to within two or three buds of the permanent framework of the plant. In spring remove dead, misplaced or overcrowded stems.
  • Harmful if eaten