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Passiflora sanguinolenta - Pink 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: Ecuador (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Passiflora sanguinolenta (Pink Passion Vine) - A moderately vigorous passion vine with interesting 2-3" wide leaves that have two large, wing-like lobes and are often mottled when young. Upright growing dark coral-pink buds, looking like candles nestled in the foliage open to expose the delicate 1 1/2-inch-wide reflexed coral-pink flowers from spring to fall with a mid-summer peak.

Plant in full coastal sun to light shade. Hardy to at least the mid 20s F. A beautiful vine for smaller gardens.

Passiflora sanguinolenta originated in the mountains of Ecuador from 6,500 to 8,500 feet in elevation. 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. The specific epithet sanguinolenta refers to some forms of this species that are "blood red". We received this plant from Suncrest Nurseries and it may be the same as a Patrick Worley selection they later listed as the cultivar 'Maria Rosa'. We grew this plant from 2004 until 2020. 

This information about Passiflora sanguinolenta 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.