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Passiflora, can I plant it in the ground?

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

Bought a passiflora at Chatsworth yesterday, Assume it's caerulea but there's no label. 

Was told it was hardy but I have my doubts  for Yorkshire winters. 

It will be in full sun but also full exposure to wind and frost etc.

I have reasonable but clay based soil, which I believe would suit it.

Ive read it can be cut right down in Autumn, so If grown in a pot could it be cut free from its support and taken in for summer?

If I keep it in a pot what size and soil / compost?

Although I'd prefer to plant it in the ground but I am open to your suggestions, experience and advice.

Please help.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716

    If it is caerulea, it should be hardy.

    Mine does fine [ same place as you ] on a sunny wall, only pruned to stop it taking over.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Mine got left in its pot (cut right back) outside all winter this year. Admittedly it was a mild one for Yorkshire but it's popped back just fine.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thanks PD and Clari. It's not going to have the protection of a wall, more middle of the garden. Might sink a pot and decide near t time for winter. 

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Sensible idea Mrs. G!

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