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Products > Passiflora 'Coral Sea'
Passiflora 'Coral Sea' - Passion Vine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Passifloraceae (Passion-flowers)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Coral
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (P. manicata hybrid)
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Passiflora 'Coral Sea' (Passion Vine) - A vigorous vine with lush medium green leaves that have three broad lobes and a long blooming period spring through fall of flowers with coral-pink petals with purple filaments.

Will grow in shaded locations but needs full sun to bloom well. Will not stand inland heat but cold hardy to around 26 F - best with some overhead protection in colder locations. A great Passion Vine for coastal gardens.

The name Passiflora comes from the Latin words 'passus' meaning "suffering and 'flos' meaning "a flower" from the Flower of the Passion after Spanish priests in Mexico found that features in the flowers seemed to represent events of the crucifixion of Christ. The three stigmas representing the three nails in Jesus's hands and feet, the many radial filaments represented the Crown of Thorns upon his head, the tendrils represented the whips used to flagellate him, the five anthers represented his five wounds, the ten petals and sepals representing the Apostles (excluding Judas and Peter) and the blue and white color representing Heaven and Purity.

This hybrid of manicata was created by Patrick Worley and is similar to his cross called 'Coral Glow', which reportedly tolerates more heat. We have grown this vine since 1983. 

This information about Passiflora 'Coral Sea' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.