Perfect for adding an exotic touch to your garden, 'Purple Haze' is a beautiful Passion Flower variety, that will leave passers by in awe with its mesmerising blooms. Each flower features purple filaments which sit atop their white sepals. Finishing the beautiful arrangement off is the yellow and green stamen, which protrudes from the base of the flower. These intricate flowers will look beautiful cascading up and around a pergola or arch, and in their second year, will be accompanied by fruit! Semi-evergreen, this tendrilling climber will keep it's leaves through milder winters too.
As we recommend with all plants, you should regularly water your Passion Flower once planted, ideally for the next few months. Come winter, these waterings can be reduced.
When planting, dig a hole twice the circumference of the pot. Ensure that the pot sits roughly level with the soil, with the graft point above the soil. Fill the remaining space with a mix of compost and garden soil. Make sure that you firm down the soil, but not so you are compressing it down.
When it comes to feed, less is more for your Passion Plant. Regular feeding can actually encourage excessive greenery, as opposed to flowers! Only feed if your plant is growing a little too weak, preferably with an all purpose fertiliser.
Despite their exotic appearance, Passion Flowers are very easy to grow! Their growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:
- Hardiness: Hardy plants, Passion Flowers will cope well in the UK climate. However, we recommend planting them in a sheltered site so they are safe from cold, drying winds.
- Position: Passion Flowers will be perfectly happy in either full sun or dappled shade. If you are growing your Passion Flower in a south-facing greenhouse, provide some shade as their leaves can become scorched.
- Soil: Your Passion Flower will appreciate most types of soil, but we suggest moderately fertile, well-drained soil with a good degree of moisture.