Passiflora serratifolia L.

Frost-tender, vigorous climber with ovate, serrated leaves, to 12cm long, and fragrant, pink-purple flowers with blue filaments, dark purple towards the base, in summer, followed by ovoid yellow fruit, to 9cm long.  [RHSD, Don].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘The flowers are produced in succession throughout the summer months; they have an agreeable smell, and are highly ornamental.’  [LBC no.195/1818]. 

‘The Passiflora serratifolia is a native of Surinam, and consequently requires to be kept constantly in the bark stove, where it flourishes vigorously and produces plenty of flowers through the greatest part of the Summer, which are both pleasant to the eye and very agreeably scented.  Was first raised in the Apothecaries Garden at Chelsea, in the year 1731, from seeds sent by Houston.’  [BM t.651/1803].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.735/1845].  A plant was presented to the Sydney Botanic Garden by William Macarthur on September 15th 1847 [RBGS AB].


Published Jan 31, 2010 - 03:37 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 02:01 PM

Figured are toothed ovate leaves and purple passionflowers with blue filaments.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.651, 1803.

Passiflora serratifolia L. | BM t.651/1803 | BHL

More details about Passiflora serratifolia L.
Family Passifloraceae
Region of origin

South America

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Passiflora serratifolia 

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