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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Passiflora phoenicea 'Ruby Glow'.
 
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