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Passiflora foetida var. gossypifolia

Corona de Cristo

This is an herbaceous perennial vine climbing with tendrils. It has hairy lobed leave and 2 inch wide pink intricate flowers typical of Passiflora with feathery bracts beneath the flower. The vine is also noteworthy for the red fruits the size of small pullet eggs with the persistent bracts which hang on in fall as foliage dies down. An interesting vine for the sunny arbor or fence. We originally collected this as seed in San Antonio, Texas. Native to Central and South America and the West Indies but naturalized elsewhere in warm regions.

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-9