Precious Pink Paradiso

|Passiflora sanguinolenta floral profile|

|Passiflora sanguinolenta floral profile|

Ever consider a tropical vine for either indoors or out?  Well, here ya go...traveling to you from the mountains of Ecuador comes something so precious, so pink, and so lovable, you'll need to make room in your plant loving heart for Passiflora sanguinolenta otherwise known as the Pink Passion Vine.  Can you feel your heartlight turning on? I can.

|Passiflora sanguinolenta profile|

|Passiflora sanguinolenta profile|

Don't be shy...look at it.  Fall in love.  So beautiful.  Blossoms bloom from spring to fall in a rich palette of pink and rose.  The interesting wing-like funk-i-fied foliage is so mysterious and strangely cool.   As far as vines go, this one stays on the small side.  It can climb/grow up to 9 -12 feet.  As I mentioned earlier in this post, this is one vine that actually can be grown indoors on a bright window ledge.  Outside in the ground, it can even handle, in teeny tiny doses, temperatures down to freezing.  It will die to the ground but can come back.  Ideally, give it cool filtered sun/part shade, temps above 32 degrees fahrenheit/0 degrees celsius, well-draining, fertile soil, and regular water. I hear it is a great tropical option for a small space garden. Plant it and let this diminutive tropical-dream-blossom conjure up beautiful visions of flirtatious floral fantasy.