Get amazed with the beauty of Passion flower. Amazing looking passifora is every gardeners dream. In India various states named it Kaurav Pandav flower, Rakhi flower, Krishna Kamal flower – but whatever name you call it this flower promises delight.
Passion flowers have a look and reputation for being exotic and hard to grow. The exotic, fragrant flowers on all passion flowers are open for only one day. But the flowers are so complex, colorful and stunning that it’s always a delight even if you only get a few flowers per vine.
The name Kaurav Pandavas might have given because of the complex structure of the flower. 100 kauravs; 5 pandavs; 3 avtaars of lord krishna – defines how complex and perfectly symmetrical the flowers are
Full sun, with some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Make sure it gets full sun direct almost 6-7 hrs a day. Most passion flowers repeat bloom from mid summer until fall
Passion flower can definitely grow from from seed or cuttings from a friend, But I suggest if there is no friend to get it from, purchase plants from a local nursery. Buying from local nursery proves that the plant is already accustomed with your local weather
Plant passion flowers in spring on fertile, well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist with mulch. The mulch also can protect the roots in winter in cold areas.
Passion flower is a heavy feeder , compost or cow dung every month. Avoid fertilizing in winters
Passion flower/ Krishna kamal needs quite a lot of water. Water as soon as the top soil is dry
Like many flowering vines, if you don’t provide passion flower vines with enough water, they will wilt as will the leaves. Water your passion flowers if the soil is dry approximately 2 to 3 inches beneath the soil.
Infestation- bugs are rare but ants are very common to plant but are harmless unless they bring in bugs. Control aphids, white flies and spider mites with sprays of insecticidal soap whenever you see damage. Clean up dropped leaves in fall to reduce fungal diseases on the flowers and foliage.
Leaves almost drop of in winters but with springs they sprout out.
Enjoy the fully fragnant flower most of the time in the year except harsh winters
Passion flowers or Krishna Kamal also called Kaurav Pandavas can be rampant growers. Plant where their size can be maintained with annual pruning or grow them in containers.
Passion flowers usually don’t need much attention to deadheading and pruning. Just remove spent flowers to keep the plant tidy and pruning should be done in early spring to keep an aggressive plant in bounds.
Passion flowers vines up nicely and follow the shape you give. Krish kamal indeed dazzle when grown in entry way gardens or in front door areas
• Plant in full sun
• Protect from cold temperatures
• Allow adequate space and support for climbing and spreading
• Prune to manage growth
• Plant in loose soil with good drainage
• Amend with fertilizer as needed
• Avoid handling roots or transplanting if possible
Grow passion flowers with passion to enjoy the beauty of this complex structured beautiful flower.
Tendrils of kaurav Pandav allow climbing up. This Rakhi flower is available in multiple colours like Blue Purple Green Red White Pink Yellow. Isn’t it fabulous to get this amazing flower ?