Blue Passion Flower, Blue Crown Passionflower, Passion Flower Passiflora caerulea
Passion Flower Seeds
This is one of the most winter hardy of all the Passion Flowers - it is evergreen in mild winter areas and it comes back from the roots where winters are more severe. The flowers are white with a white and purple crown and can be used as a decorative garnish. Flowers are followed by showy oval fruits with red seeds. Can be grown indoors in a sunny window as a container plant and will require support for its climbing habit. Great on trellises or walls or can be used as a bank cover. Germination averages 30-90 days.
Blue Passion Flower, Bluecrown Passionflower, Common Passion Flower Passiflora caerulea
A vine with 3-4" flowers, blue to white, of remarkable complex form, incorporating sepals, rings of filaments, and elaborate stamens; fruit about the size and shape of an egg, yellow to orange, often grown in greenhouses in cold areas; climbs via tendrils, sometimes prolifically; plants in Ithaca, NY planted outside in early summer grow 10' before frost and sometimes produce fruit; flowers intermittently throughout the summer; native to Brazil and Argentina.
A woody vine capable of growing to 15â20 m high where supporting trees are available. The leaves are alternate, palmately five-lobed like a spread hand (sometimes three or seven lobes), 10â18 cm long and wide. The base of each leaf has a flagellate-twining tendril 5â10 cm long, which twines around supporting vegetation to hold the plant up.The flower is complex, about 10 cm in diameter, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in colour, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas . The fruit is an oval orange-yellow berry 6 cm long by 4 cm in diameter, containing numerous seeds ; it is eaten, and the seeds spread by mammals and birds . In tropical climates, it will flower all year round.
USDA Zones: 8 - 10
Height: 96 - 180 inches (vining)
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: White with blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Average Germ Time: 28 - 90 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
Materials: seed,annual,flowers,Very Hardy