Passiflora ‘Lambiekins’

Myles Irvine UK
Min -8°C 18°F
May-November

Passiflora ‘Lambiekins’ is a beautiful hardy free flowering and vigorous polyploid hybrid’. This is a large vine and though it can be grown in a container is more suited to being in the ground in a sheltered location. Named in honour of my dear friend Claire ‘Lambiekins’ Batten below. See also Passiflora ‘Mini Lamb’ named in honour or her daughter Leanne.

Claire Bassett

Triploid. Large, vigorous, very hardy & floriferous vine with very variable foliage and variable flowers. Dark maroon stems with up to 15cm betwen nodes; buds very full, green with maroon striations; Striking flower up to 11.5cm in diameter, very lightly scented, slightly reflexes; stays open for several days; androgynophore & anther filaments green with very light speckling; pollen present on anthers; styles green with heavy maroon speckles; petals broad, variable white to pale lilac; sepals broad & fleshy, abaxial surface green/maroon with green base and long claw-like awns; adaxial surface variable white to lilac with some white central streaking; 2 rows corona filaments; inner corona filaments very dark maroon; outer corona filaments 4cm upper row, lower 5cm in diameter, banded dark maroon, white & blue to apex; bracts 2.5cm x 3cm; peduncle up to 10cm; large very variable sometimes scruffy leaves often twisted with well joined wide lobes , up to 17cm x 15cm; strong veins often maroon, often three lobed, sometimes 4 or more usually 5-lobed; petiole 11cm or more; betwen two and four 2-4mm long petiole glands, often paired from start to near end of petiole. Stipules variable often twisted 3cm x 2cm; large decorative ovoid fruit; green ripening to yellow/orange; up to 7.5cm x 5 cm; fruit pungent with pungent orange arils; Minimum temperature probably –8°C.