Passiflora quadrangularis- ‘The Giant Granadilla’
Supplied in a 9cm pot
This is a very vigorous summer flowering climber from tropical South America. The stems are winged and have four sides, giving this big climber its botanical name. Leaves are deep green, pointed and oval in shape, reaching a maximum 15cm long. The spectacular flowers appear in summer. The flowers are pinkish to red, with many twisted blue and white striped filaments surrounding the central point. Flowers can be up to 12cm across. The edible fruits are huge- up to 30 cm long and egg shaped. Fruits will need a long hot summer to ripen and become bright yellow when ready. Grow in a large pot and place outside in the shade in the hottest summer months . This is a tropical plant and it needs protection in winter, preferably in a heated conservatory or hot Greenhouse with a minimum of 10C at night time. Dislikes direct bright sunlight. A challenge !
Well drained soil
RHS hardiness rating H1 (H1b)
Plants are supplied in a 9cm pot, with their compost and are similar to the plants seen in pictures 2 and 3. Picture one shows the flowers on a planted specimen and is not the plant for sale.