Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower

Thu, Apr 10, 2008

Exotic

Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower - Passiflora cerulia
Latin name:
Passiflora cerulia

Description: Beautiful and essential, fast growing evergreen to semi-evergreen climber with attractive, palmate, dark green leaves. The delectable flowers are white with a blue or purple banded corona from summer to autumn followed by ochre yellow egg-shaped fruits. ‘Constance Elliot’ is an attractive white-flowered cultivar.

Hardiness:
Hardy to -10C and probably lower

Height: 3m plus

Position: Best on south or west facing wall or fence away from desiccating winds

Soil: Any well-drained soil with added organic matter

Water: Comparatively drought tolerant once established

Usage: Good for covering ugly objects in the garden or bare walls

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