Risqué Red Pulsates With Passionate Pleasures

|Passiflora vitifolia 'Scarlet Flame' blossom detail|

|Passiflora vitifolia 'Scarlet Flame' blossom detail|

Risqué is a funny word.  It can mean several things.  In this case, it's used to describe the "shock" of red that illuminates the stunningly scarlet flowers of Passiflora vitifolia 'Scarlet Flame' also referred to as the Red Grandilla passion vine. It has the power to stop you in your tracks like a traffic light.  Look closer.  Fall into its abyss of color, texture, and exotic beauty.  In India, for instance, red is symbolic for luck.  The longest wavelength of light is red.  In some cultures red symbolizes privilege and others beauty or passion.

|Passiflora vitifolia 'Scarlet Flame' bloom + foliage|

|Passiflora vitifolia 'Scarlet Flame' bloom + foliage|

This passion vine delivers the passion!  It is a must for creating a look that is both tropical but also deliciously decadent.  It is an evergreen climber with lobed grape-like leaves giving it some vineyard realness.  The vibrant scarlet flowers appear in the warm months of the year.  To satisfy its passion give it full sun, regular water, well-drained soil, and a monthly dose of organic fertilizer in late spring through summer.  In cool areas, it will exist as an annual.  In warmer regions, as an evergreen vine, it will ramble and scramble along blasting out scarlet supernovas of color.   It definitely has the power to command attention and send your pulse racing. Check it out.