Blue Passion Flower

Passiflora caerulea

Blue Passion Flower - Passiflora caerulea

Common Name: Blue Passion Flower
Genus: Passiflora
Species: caerulea

The Latin translation of the genus name refers to the different parts of the flower and how numerically they relate to particular elements of the Crucifixion of Christ.

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This vigorous climbing plant has dark green, slender leaves. It produces modified leaves called tendrils to twine around the provided support. Passiflora caerulea can be deciduous or evergreen, depending on which part of the U.K. it is grown in. It will hold on to itís leaves in milder parts of the country and if offered some protection from cold, drying winds. Interesting white flowers are produced in summer, they have blue-purple coronas. The precise structure of the flower gives them an almost mechanical appearance. Orange-yellow fruits follow the flowers in autumn, but they rarely ripen outdoors in the U.K.

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