This genus contains over 400 species of mostly evergreen or
semi-evergreen, tendril-climbing vines, primarily native to tropical
They are grown for their ornamental blossoms and their pulpy fruit,
notably the passionfruit.
The flowers range from pale pink to purple-red and the fruits from
pale yellow through to purple-black, depending on the species.
Two examples of beautiful hybrids are Coral Seas, which is a deep
red and Lilac Lady (syn. Lavender Lady), with delicate light lilac
petals fading to white at their tips.
Plant Height From approx. 400 To 1500 cm
Flowering colors: Blue, Green, Mauve, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red,
Scarlet, Violet, White, Yellow
Cultivation: Plant in rich, well-drained soil in full sun and
Prune congested or overgrown plants in spring.
Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering .
They are susceptible to nematodes.