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Products > Passiflora 'Purple Tiger'
 
Passiflora 'Purple Tiger' - Purple Tiger Passion Vine
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Passifloraceae (Passion-flowers)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Synonyms: [P. decaisneana 'Purple Tiger]
Parentage: (Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow' x P. quadrangularis)
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Passiflora 'Purple Tiger' A tropical looking vine with winged stems and large rounded waxy leaves and very large sweetly-scented flowers that appear over a long period from late spring to fall. These flowers have dark red petals with fleshy banded purple and white corona filaments that are wavy toward the tips and can be followed by 6-8 inch long, 3-5 inch wide large yellow fruit if conditions are right and cross pollinations has occurred. This hybrid, created by Patrick Worley in the mid 1990's, was the result of crossing Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow' with P. quadrangularis, a cross sometimes listed as P. decaisneana. Plant in full sun to light shade in a warm garden and give regular irrigation. Hardy to around 30 F so this plant should be planted in near frost free gardens. This plant is similar to P. phoenicea. 'Ruby Glow' but has larger flowers that appear for a longer period, though foliage is lighter in color.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Passiflora 'Purple Tiger'.
 
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