Passiflora Betty Myles Young
Passiflora ‘Betty Myles Young’
A Myles Irvine Hybrid
- syn. Hardy Passion Flower
- Position: Thrives best in sun
- Soil: Most garden soils but appreciates good drainage
- Flowers: Late Spring onwards
- Flower colour: Purple
- Habit: Hardy evergreen climber
- Height: 3m or more
- Leaves: Green
Passiflora ‘Betty Myles Young’, names in honour of my mother (1925-2016), is a vigorous and spectacular climber which uses tendrils to cling to its host plant or support. This is a particularly new garden worthy hybrid which thrives well in a wide range of conditions. The complex flowers are produced from late Spring onwards and the biblical connections always make them a talking point. Strong flower up to 12cm in diameter, lightly scented, reflexes; stays open for several days.
Genus & Species: Passiflora
USDA Zone: 8b Min -8°C 18°F
Bloom:Large soft purple flowers with darker blue filaments
Bloom Time: Late Spring to late Autumn
Foliage: Attractive large shiny dark green leaves, strong veins, sometimes three lobed, usually 5-lobed
Habit: A large, vigorous vine
Propagation: By cuttings
Culture: Best grown in a free-draining soil in a sunny position
Uses: Pots & Containers, Garden Border, walls and trellises, modern landscape
Additional Comments: Polyploid. Plentiful large decorative green fruit ripening to yellow orange, fruit inedible. It holds on to its leaves well over winter and produces 30-40 or more flowers a day for months on end. In the right conditions it will flower year round.
Passiflora ‘Betty Myles Young’ was named in honour of my mother, 1925-2016, using her maiden name.