Very showy 5" flowers with red petals and thick, purple and white filaments. Very sweetly fragrant. Yellow, edible fruit. Tolerates heat well. Food plant for Heleconius ismenius. Zone 10. Subgenus: Passiflora, Supersection: Laurifolia, Series: Quadrangulares. Formerly P. alata 'Ruby Glow'. Photo courtesy of Maurizio Vecchia.
Yellow Edible Passionfruit. More disease resistant than P. edulis, this plant is frequently used as a rootstock for the purple passionfruit when grown commercially. The flowers are larger and have a dark purple center. Very sweetly scented. The fruit is more acidic and considered inferior to P. edulis. Does not tolerate heavy pruning. Must have a pollinator. Zone 10. Subgenus: Passiflora, Supersection: Passiflora, Section: Passiflora, Series: Passiflora.
Passiflora Alatocaerulea in beautiful and very unusual soft pink/white petals, has bright blue filaments that cover the whole flower. This vigorous vine produced many of these beautiful blossoms during this past summer. The vine grew to about 20 inches and was pretty much pest free. The caterpillars didn't seem to want to eat this one as much as some of my others. This vines is foliage hardy in zones 8 and higher.
This unique and truly attractive flower is the Winged-stem Passion flower. It is a vine which bears an edible type of passion fruit. It is native to the Amazon region of Brazil. The native peoples living in areas where the plant thrives refer to it as "ouvaca," meaning "red star" due to the appearance of its flower. The fruit it bears is also highly prized by locals and is said to be delectable.