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Passion Flower Vine Planting Guide

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Passion Flower Vines

We all need a little excitement in our lives. Here's an fun way to make that happen - grow these dramatic, not-of-this-world bloomers. Fast growing in warm regions, these vines quickly cover fences and trellises with lobed, hand-shaped foliage and fascinating flowers. There's even one (Maypop) that can handle freezing temperatures up to zone 5. Go ahead, be a little wild!









Outdoor Beds
  1. Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours af soil, choose another spot. These plants will not survive in soggy soil.
  2. Site your passion flower vine where it will receive full day sun or light shade. More sunlight tends to produce more flowers. Check the winter hardiness information provided for each variety. If you've chosen a cultivar that's marginally hardy in your part of the country plant it near a sunny stone or brick wall to provide a little extra insurance against winter cold. Shelter your plant from strong or drying winds.
  3. Dig a hole and situate the vine so the soil on the pot's root ball is level with that in your garden bed. Tuck the plant in and tamp down the soil to remove any air pockets.
  4. After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the plants. Plants will develop sprouts quickly in warm soil. (If the soil is still quite cool, wait until it warms before planting outdoors.)
  5. Water as needed during the growing season if Mother Nature fails to provide. Passion flower vines require an average amount of water, about 1 – 1.5" per week.
  6. Water lightly through the fall in cold areas and sparingly during the first winter in warm areas if your climate is dry. Your vine will rest for a few months before beginning its next growing cycle in the spring.
Pots, Barrels, Tubs & Urns
  1. Start with a moderately large container. Some types of passion flower vines grow large and you'll want to have enough room for the roots to expand for a number of years. (Check the information provided with each variety for specifics.) Fill the container with any neutral, well aerated soil, either a commercial blend or your own mixture. Make sure the soil drains well because these vines don't appreciate waterlogged soil.
  2. Site your passion flower vine where it will receive full day sun or light shade. More sunlight tends to produce more flowers. Because cold hardiness is not as great for plants grown in containers, you may want to over winter potted vines in a cool garage for a little extra temperature protection. Shelter your plant from strong or drying winds.
  3. Dig a hole and situate the vine so the soil on the pot's root ball is level with that in your garden bed. Tuck the plant in and tamp down the soil to remove any air pockets.
  4. After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the plants. Plants will develop sprouts quickly in warm soil. (If the soil is still quite cool, wait until it warms before planting outdoors.)
  5. Water as needed during the growing season. Passion flower vines require an average amount of water, about 1 – 1.5" per week, unless planted in a terracotta pot. These tend to dry out quickly and require more frequent watering.
  6. After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the plants. Water as needed during active growth periods; about 1" of total moisture per week is a good general estimate.
  7. Water lightly through the fall in cold areas and sparingly during the first winter in warm areas if your climate is dry. Your vine will rest for a few months before beginning its next growing cycle in the spring.
Indoors
Passion flower vines can be grown in greenhouses or in bright sunrooms. Follow the planting instructions above for "Pots, Barrels, Tubs & Urns", adjusting for location.




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