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Introducing Passiflora 'Vanessa'!

by Deborah Austin June 13, 2015

We are so excited to finally introduce this stunning and abundantly-flowering hybrid to the community!

We've been testing this hybrid from Michael Graupe since last summer, and it has been absolutely delightful. This lovely hybrid, named after Michael's daughter Vanessa, started blooming in the fall and never stopped blooming through the winter. We are in the Portland area in Oregon (zone 8) so greenhouses are kept just above freezing during the winter. Even in such cold conditions, Passiflora 'Vanessa' produced smaller flowers but there was rarely a day there wasn't a bloom. When spring started P. 'Vanessa' hit it's stride & resumed beautiful, full flowers. We are getting our first heat waves in Portland and the plant seems to be growing beautifully. Unfortunately we can't attest to the flowering this time of year because we've been cutting all of our plants like crazy for propagation!

While it has been great in our climate, we would love to hear how this passiflora grows in different climates & environments. Please leave a review or let us know on Facebook how it's doing for you. Be advised that while we are trying to grow them as fast as possible they will sell out fast! Happy growing!


Deborah Austin
Deborah Austin


Deborah manages the site, social media & photography. She has too many hobbies for her own good. She is a William Gibson fangirl & enjoys typography, photography, surrealist art, Japanese culture, nano reefs, well made commercials & wandering from room to room.

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