Lots of yummy tasting fruit for salads, sherbets or eating right out of hand & intricate, whimsical, 3.5” flowers will delight you & the Gulf Fritillaries from early Summer thru Fall. Before eating the fruit you need to wait until it darkens to purple & drops from the vine. You can leave the fruit to ripen further for a sweeter taste, or add sugar. Evergreen & quick growing, ‘Frederick’ can easily reach 15’ high & wide but can be made smaller by cutting back to 1’ in Winter. It’s is one of the hardiest of the Passifloras, surviving Winter wet & brief frosts (to 20 degrees F) with bravo, going semi-deciduous! Takes heat well, too! An annual side-dress of compost will keep it lush & happy. Self-pollinating. Does not self-sow.
|Scientific Name||Passiflora edulis|
|Sun Requirements||Full Sun to Partial Shade (6+ hours daily)|
|Water Requirements||Wet Mesic|
|Soil PH Preferences||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5), Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)|
|Maximum Recommended Zone||Zone 10a|
|Flower Color||Blue, Lavender, Purple|
|Flower Time||Late spring or early summer, Summer, Late summer or early fall, Fall|