I purchased a scarlet passion flower vine this spring and it has grown exceptionally well, providing a lovely shade screen across the wrought iron on my front porch. I hope to be able to keep it through the winter and was wondering if there is anything special I need to do to protect it. I live in zone 8 (NW Louisiana). The passion flower is in a sw facing area and is planted in a tiny corner formed by my steps and porch.
Also, it bloomed some, but nowhere nearly as much as I had hoped it would - although the foliage was incredible. What might I do next year that will encourage more blooms? It gets lots of morning sun and filtered afternoon sun.