Held one of these growing up in Cali...what a neat plant! "Passion flower. Exotic flowers like these don't have to be limited to tropical gardens. A vigorous perennial vine that climbs via tendrils, the passion flower can be a conversation piece in the garden. Species vary from subtropical to hardy in USDA Zone 6." Only if I have a greenhouse someday!
I buy lots of amaryllis bulbs every fall- pot them & give them as Xmas presents when they start to spike. You can order exotic varieties. I plant mine outside (zone 8) after & they bloom in the spring afterwards (usually the next year,) It's so nice to have something pretty blooming in the winter- some will bloom later, into February.