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Passiflora herbertiana - Ker-Gawl.
                 
Common Name
Family Passifloraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Along the edges of rainforests and partly cleared areas[262, 265].
Range Australia - New South Wales and Queensland.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Passiflora herbertiana


Passiflora herbertiana
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Physical Characteristics
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Passiflora herbertiana is a CLIMBER growing to 9 m (29ft 6in). The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[262]. The fruit is up to 7cm long and has a fragrant pulp[262].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a well-drained soil with plenty of moisture in the growing season, otherwise it is not fussy[1, 3]. Plants are not very frost tolerant and are best grown in a greenhouse[3]. However, the roots are somewhat hardier and can survive the winter outdoors if the soil is prevented from freezing[88]. If plants are cut down to the ground by frost they can regenerate from the base[200]. Roots of outdoor grown plants should be restricted to encourage fruiting[1]. Any pruning is best carried out in the spring[219]. If fruit is required, especially when the plant is grown indoors, it is best to hand pollinate, using pollen from a flower that has been open for 12 hours to pollinate a newly opened flower before midday[88, 200]. The flowers open in sunny weather and do not open on dull cloudy days[219]. A climbing plant, attaching itself to other plants by means of tendrils that are produced at the leaf axils. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow late winter or early spring in a warm greenhouse. If sown in January and grown on fast it can flower and fruit in its first year[88]. The seed germinates in 1 - 12 months at 20°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. It you are intending to grow the plants outdoors, it is probably best to keep them in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Mulch the roots well in late autumn to protect them from the cold. Cuttings of young shoots, 15cm with a heel, in spring[1]. Leaf bud cuttings in spring. Cuttings of fully mature wood in early summer. Takes 3 months. High percentage[3].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
bill roberts Fri Aug 11 2006
I'd like to know if the plant I've got is p. herbertiana. It grows all over my garden without ever being watered and is a bit of a pest really but although the leaf is identical to the one in the photo the fruit is initially covered in hair which then falls away leaving a pale green fruit which slowly turns orange and contains seeds covered in white pulp. My interest in the plant was kindled by finding that the flower of p. caerula, presumably closely related, is a natural source of Chrysin, known to boost testosterone in older men, and I wouldn't mind boosting mine.
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