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Passiflora sidifolia (sidaefolia)

This is a close look at the beautiful Passiflora sidifolia.  This Brazilian species makes ornate blossoms with a delightful, perfumy scent!  The frilly, purple & white blooms appear in large numbers throughout the year on this compact and very decorative vine.  It is pretty rare and seldom seen for sale.

Passiflora sidifolia (sidaefolia)

It is a vigorous vine, but not as rampant as some other Passifloras, making it well-suited for container.  It flowers at a young age in a 1 gallon pot, and may be trimmed to any size that is convenient.  The blooms appear in waves several times throughout the year.  The 3 inch flowers are well-shaped, with their pure-white white petals and banded, purple & white filaments.  They emit a fragrance that is sort of like baby powder and lilacs.  Most people find it pleasant.  The plant hasn't made fruit for me but they are reportedly tasty.  This species may be crossed with other Passifloras to create new hybrids.

Passiflora sidifolia (sidaefolia)

I have only grown it in cool conditions, but i suspect it may stop blooming in high temperatures, above about 85 degrees F.  It reportedly can survive a few degrees of frost, although it will defoliate.  It enjoys mostly sunny conditions.  It might want some shade from hot afternoon sun.  Like most Passifloras, it likes fertile, well-draining soil kept evenly moist.

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