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Products > Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow'
 
Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow' - Red Passion Vine

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Passifloraceae (Passion-flowers)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Maroon
Bloomtime: Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Passiflora alata 'Ruby Glow']
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Passiflora alata 'Ruby Glow' (Passion Vine) - This South American vine explodes with bloom in the fall. Its flowers are huge - 5" across - an intense dark maroon, and give off an hypnotic nutmeg-musky scent. It has rounded , thick, leathery rich green leaves. 'Ruby Glow' can produce fruit if cross-pollinated. It loves the sun, but can take some shade, flourishing with average watering. It can frost down, but resprouts quickly. This plant has been grown for many years as Passiflora alata 'Ruby Glow' but has more recently been identified as a species, Passiflora phoenicea, a close relative to P. alata that grows naturally in eastern Peru. It is one parent with Passiflora quadrangularis of the excellent hybrid cultivar 'Purple Tiger' which has foliage that is paler and flowers that are larger than and as fragrant as 'Ruby Glow' but flowers much more often.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow'.
 
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