Possum Purple Passion Fruit Vine

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Plum-colored aromatic fruit and intricate blooms, the Possum Purple Passion Fruit Vine (Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple') is not just another pretty face! The unique blooms are just a bonus when it comes to the flavorful, tropical purple fruit this vine produces in bushels! Fragrant and aromatic, the wavy, curly fringed blossoms have unusual stamen that stands out from the centers like a landing pad for pollinators!

Passionflowers form long, tenaciously climbing tendrils full of bright green foliage. Once those glorious blooms are done, and these bloom from summer until autumn, Possum Purple fills out with clusters of plum-colored fruit with smooth, mottled skins. Passion vines are self-fertile but only produce fruit in humid environments, so hand pollination may be necessary, or you can plant more than one variety to ensure pollination.

The yellow, succulent interior pulp is a great addition to salads and sweet and savory recipes. Typical additions to fruit punch and drinks, you can kick up the flavor of any dish, flavored vinegar or preserves with the tropical burst of these versatile fruits!

Planting and Application:

These vigorous growers are outstanding additions to a pollinator garden or great privacy and screening climbing on a fence near your orchard! Decorate a trellis or arbor and amaze you with their fragrant blooms and then feast on the juicy tropical fruit that forms after! Indoors or out, you'll enjoy the blossoms.

They even are wonderful cut flowers for unique bouquets. Great indoors and out, these are intriguing showpieces in small and large spaces! They're as happy in a large hanging planter as they are covering an unsightly fence.

  • Sweet, Tangy Round Yellow Fruit Inside & Out
  • Lovely Vining Plants & Green Foliage
  • Incredibly Gorgeous Blooms for Pollinators
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Indoors or Out - Great in Containers, Trellis & Fences

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Possum Purple Passionfruit Vine needs part sun for the most flowers and best fruit. Be sure to provide excellent drainage and moderately moist soil. These vines can reach a hundred feet in nature, but in the home landscape, they're much easier to maintain.

  • Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Highly Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Moderate Fertility

Three-season beauty and flavor, the Possum Purple Passion Fruit Vine will amaze you with its intriguing blooms, fragrance and climbing foliage! Plus juicy sweet-tart fruit in a unique plum hue! Fine tropical plants from NatureHills.com today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Possum Purple Passion Fruit Vine Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-10)
Growing Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium - Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes