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Unusual yet beautiful 3 inch flowers, followed by edible fruits after a hot summer. A self clinging climber from Brazil, but one of the hardiest of the passion flowers. Suitable for greenhouse, conservatory, houseplant, or outside against a sheltered wall. Flowers early summer to autumn. Hardy in zones 6-10. The roots are hardy to 5 degrees. In cooler areas it can be brought inside as a houseplant in the winter. The flower is said to represent the Crucifixion.
The fruits are also edible. They have a vaguely blackberry-like flavor and can be substituted in blackberry pie recipes.