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Blue Passion Flower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Passiflora caerulea

 

Blue Passion Flower

P. caerulea is a vigorous large deciduous or semi-evergreen climber with twining tendrils. Leaves dark green, with 5-7 finger-like lobes. Flowers to 8cm in width, white, with blue and purple coronal filaments. Fruits ovoid, 4cm, orange. They are edible but not very tasty!

 
plant Features
  • Blue Passion Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Blue Passion Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Blue Passion Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Blue Passion Flower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Blue Passion Flower

Latin name

Passiflora caerulea

type

Climber

family

Passifloraceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blue Passion Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Blue Passion Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Blue Passion Flower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Blue Passion Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blue Passion Flower is 3.50meters x 10.00meters 3.50 M 10.00 M

Passiflora caerulea

P. caerulea is a vigorous large deciduous or semi-evergreen climber with twining tendrils. Leaves dark green, with 5-7 finger-like lobes. Flowers to 8cm in width, white, with blue and purple coronal filaments. Fruits ovoid, 4cm, orange. They are edible but not very tasty!


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Autumn

Most varieties of passiflora flower between mid-summer and late autumn. Warm autumnal weather may prolong flowering of outdoor species.

 

Plant container plants

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant container plants in a sunny position, ideally in a greenhouse border or in a conservatory. Train them up strings or wires. Outdoor varieties can be planted in containers or directly into well drained soil in a sunny position, preferably sheltered by a wall. All types need support.

 

Propagation by Semi Hardwood Cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by Seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost,water and allow to drain. Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag. When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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