Passiflora loefgrenii
“Garlic Passionfruit”

Passiflora loefgrenii “Garlic Passionfruit” Passiflora loefgrenii
Photo: (left) Maurizio Vecchia

Possibly the most exquisite Passion vine in cultivation! Insanely beautiful, 4” across, violet-magenta blooms wear a crown of rich purple-blue filaments topped with prominent golden anthers. Extra coolness factor: Borne from Summer to Fall, the flowers face skywards at the end of swooping “U” shaped stems to gaze upward. Easy and evergreen to 10-15’, it can be pruned smaller and grown in a large container. Foliage is evergreen and three-lobed with a matte finish. Garlic flavored fruit – ha! It’s overwintered fine here in Richmond, but protect from frosts. Rich, composty soil for maximum passion. From Brazil. Best in part sun, it thrives with average but even moisture and should not dry out for too long. Top dress with compost annually in Spring for best appearance and performance.


Sun (coast)/Pt.Sun
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Perennial Vine
USDA Zones 9b-10