Common Name: Red Passionflower
Passiflora cinnabarina is a vigorous, climbing plant, growing into the surrounding vegetation where it attaches itself by means of tendrils[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southeastern Australia - Victoria, to northern New South Wales
Passiflora cinnabarina is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climate of southeastern Australia, where it can experience moderate frosts]397].
Succeeding in full sun to semi-shade, the plant prefers a moist, fairly rich, well-drained soil[
]. The pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten. Not especially palatable[
]. The ovoid, greyish-green fruits are around 30mm in diameter[
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow late winter or early spring in a warm greenhouse. If sown in January and grown on fast it can flower and fruit in its first year[
]. The seed germinates in 1 - 12 months at 20°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. It you are intending to grow the plants outdoors, it is probably best to keep them in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Mulch the roots well in late autumn to protect them from the cold.
Cuttings of young shoots, 15cm with a heel, in spring[
Leaf bud cuttings in spring.
Cuttings of fully mature wood in early summer. Takes 3 months. High percentage[