Your backyard ablaze can be set by the passion flower in mid-summer to early fall. The crimson passion flower (Passiflora vitifolia) as well as the red passion flower (Passiflora coccinea) create red blooms on 15 to 20-foot evergreen vines and prosper in Sunset Climate Zones 16, 17 , 23 and 24. These fast growers require minimum treatment once proven, however do need arbor or a strong trellis for help.
Plant passion flower vines in full sun in well-drained soil that’s humus rich having a pH level between 6.0 and 6.75.
Passion-flower or red seedlings 36 to 60-inches apart, allowing space for all these vines to distribute.
Erect a help program because of this climbing vine at planting time. Use fence, a trellis or arbor that offers an area for tendrils to to install.
Water passion flower vines seriously once or twice a week, saturating the soil to the root-level. Although enthusiasm vine is drought-tolerant, water is preferred by it as quickly as the soil feels dry one-inch below the area.
Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 cup of well-balanced fertilizer such as foundation the 5-10-10 or 10-10-10, around of the crops in early spring when new growth appears. Work it in the top 2 to 4″ of the soil using a trowel. Repeat at six-week intervals. Alternately, use water soluble fertilizer for flowering plants once every four to to 6 months.
Hand pull weeds to stop them from your passion flower vines of water and essential nutrients. Alternately, use a 2- to 3 inch layer of mulch to suppress weeds and retain moisture.
Dead or diseased vines back to the primary vine in the spring before growth resumes. Trim by by eliminating over-grown vines to preserve dimensions and general form.