Passiflora parritae

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 Passiflora parritae subsp. var.  
Habit: vine-climber
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 20 ft to 30 ft
Width: 20 ft to 30 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall, early winter, mid winter
Exposure: part-sun
Features: flowers
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
Minimum Temp: 32°F273.15 K
0 °C
491.67 °R
USDA Zones: to
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange
Passifloraceae > Passiflora parritae var. ,

A gorgeous ornamental, highly sought after and extremely rare. Growth habit is similar to P. mollissima and P. antioquiensis. The large, tubular flowers, common to Passiflora's of the Tacsonia subgroup are born in July and August[1]? It produces pollen & flowers freely in late Summer & Autumn.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Passiflora Parritae, Bailey (Tacsonia Parritae, Mast.). Lvs. deeply 3-lobed, glabrous above, pilose beneath, lobes narrow and entire; stipules entire, subulate-acuminate: fl. with a long and slender tube, glabrous, swollen at the base; sepals winged and with points, rosy-orange; petals oblong and flat, shorter than the sepals, orange; corona double, the outer row of tooth-like projections. Colombia.—Named for Senor Parra ("better known as Parrita"), through whom it was intro. CH

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Exact hardiness unknown, probably to 25-28F. It thrives in cool, foggy subtropical-like climates free of hard freezes and long frosts. Summer heat above 90F may cause foliage die-back and temperatures above 100F can be lethal. Water regularly. Protect from heat and freezes. Grow in part-shade (full-shade in warmer areas).[2]


Cuttings are the most common way to propagate, though are extremely difficult to root. Viability rates run from 0-15% of cuttings rooting[3].

It has been difficult to propagate, although cuttings taken during the active growing period root well if not given too much bottom heat[4].

Alternatively, a form of layering has shown a good deal of success using semi-ripe sections of the vine buried in a shallow trench and covered with soil and mulch, allowing the side shoots of that section of vine to stick out of the ground. Do this in an area with good, bright light. In 2 to 3 months fairly well rooted sections can be carefully dug up and separated and potted. They should be trimmed if necessary to correspond with the amount of roots. This method is detailed in Passiflora Online Journal, June 2011, page 5.

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There are a number of crosses, (and the crosses are still quite rare), most notably P. parritae x antioquiensis and P. parritae x exoniensis.


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