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    Incense Passion Flower

    Passiflora 'Incense'

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    Incense Passion Flower (Passiflora 'Incense') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Incense Passion Flower flowers

    Incense Passion Flower flowers

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    Height:  15 feet

    Spread:  30 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Description:

    One of the more spectacular vines for the garden; the large flowers are violet blue with a stunning deep purple ring; wonderful for covering an arbor, trellis or lattice, the flowers are individually beautiful close up

    Ornamental Features

    Incense Passion Flower features showy fragrant violet star-shaped flowers with blue overtones, creamy white eyes and a deep purple ring at the ends of the branches in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its lobed leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Incense Passion Flower is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Incense Passion Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Incense Passion Flower will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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