An absolute beauty from the high mountains in South America, Passiflora gritensis has given us some of the most beautiful hybrids including P. 'Anastasia' and P. 'Crimson Tears'. Large pink flowers have a deep rosy center and bundles of white tipped filaments. The flowers hang on incredibly long stems and turn to face upward. Would make a stunning pergola or gazebo plant.
From Elizabeth: Typically very unforgiving of warm weather, these plants have been grafted onto P. caerulea, a much more heat tolerant and carefree species.
Offering grafted plants of the rarest and most difficult passionflowers has been a goal for several years, and I'm excited that I am able to offer these plants for pre-order. The grafts have taken, but I will not ship until the plants are large and well-established. I'm still new to this process, but this is your chance to reserve one this year, it appears gritensis grafts will only take during this temperate season in our climate.
When you order a grafted plant, I will be contacting each person individually when the plant is ready to ship to ensure that the plant is expected. We want to have every confidence that these plants will thrive when you receive them, so this may take a while. If you order other plants, the grafted plants will be shipped separately based on their growth timeline.
Also, I'd really appreciate any feedback you could send me on how the grafted plants perform. I'm new to this and would love to hear how P. gritensis does in your climate!
Light: Full sun, best in part shade. In warmer climates, afternoon shade is recommended as this species does not like warm weather
Soil: A wide range of soil, but it must be well-drained.
Fertilizer: A slow-release, bloom-booster type fertilizer is appreciated, but beware of using a fertilizer with too much nitrogen as it may push leaves at the expense of flowers.
Hardiness: Zone 9.