Jeanette Passion Flower
Jeanette Passion Flower flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A beautiful climbing vine that will bloom all summer with glorious blooms that are deep mauve with some white striping down the middle with long blue filaments; protected locations are best for colder climates
Jeanette Passion Flower features showy lightly-scented purple star-shaped flowers with white overtones, deep purple eyes and blue anthers at the ends of the branches in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Jeanette Passion Flower is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Jeanette Passion Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Jeanette Passion Flower will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.