Passiflora ‘Mini Lamb’
Myles Irvine UK
Min -5°C 23°F
Passiflora ‘Mini Lamb’ is a beautiful moderately hardy free flowering hybrid’. Suitable for container growing or in the ground in a sheltered location. Named in honour of Leanne ‘Mini Lamb’ Bassett below. I have already named Passiflora ‘Lambiekins’ after Leanne’s mother Claire.
Vine medium vigour, moderately hardy & free flowering. Prefers shaded cool conditions. Flowers in Spring and Autumn. Green stems with some light maroon; buds, green with some maroon; small but striking flowers with a dark amethyst centre, up to 8.5cm in diameter, unscented, reflexes; androgynophore & anther filaments pale green with very light maroon speckling; pollen present on anthers; styles pale green almost grey with heavy maroon speckles; petals, pink purple; sepals, abaxial surface variable dark maroon to green with green base and 9mm long green claw-like awns; adaxial surface pink purple; dark amethyst multiple inner corona filaments merging into two rows of outer corona filaments; outer corona filaments 6cm in diameter, banded dark amethyst, white & lilac to apex; bracts 2cm x 1cm; peduncle up to 8cm; large 3 lobed shiny leaves, up to 13cm x 21cm; lobes full up to 5cm width, green veins; petiole 4cm; between two and eight 3mm long prominent petiole glands, often in staggered pairs from near start to near end of petiole. Stipules 4.5cm x 2cm with 3-4mm awns. Minimum temperature probably -5°C.