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Passiflora aurantia

Australia 1786
Min 4°C 40°F or lower July-Oct

Passiflora aurantia, the orange petalled Passion flower, is native to the island of New Caledonia, parts of New Guinea, Cape York Peninsula and North East Queensland. The flowers stay open for a few days with a distinct change to a darker near red colour. The green ovoid fruit are edible but insipid. It is tropical, loving full sun, but will flower outside in UK. It has had about dozen synonyms.