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Passiflora caerulea (Blue passion flower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Passiflora caerulea

Other names

Blue passion flower, Blue crown, Common passion flower, Flower of five wounds, Southern beauty, Wild apricot, Passiflora mayana, Passiflora chinensis, Blue passion vine

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. caerulea - P. caerulea is a vigorous, deciduous to semi-evergreen climber with glossy, dark green leaves divided into five to seven, oblong lobes and, from summer into autumn, white flowers with purple- and blue-zoned coronas, sometimes followed by ovoid, yellow-orange fruit.


Passiflora caerulea is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Flushed blue, Blue, White, Flushed purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects Red spider mite (box and other) , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Passiflora caerulea (Blue passion flower) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Low Maintenance, Containers, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained in a sheltered, sunny or partially-shaded site. In cold areas, grow in a container and overwinter indoors. Site carefully as may overwhelm other plants.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Passiflora caerulea

Other names

Blue passion flower, Blue crown, Common passion flower, Flower of five wounds, Southern beauty, Wild apricot, Passiflora mayana, Passiflora chinensis, Blue passion vine

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. caerulea - P. caerulea is a vigorous, deciduous to semi-evergreen climber with glossy, dark green leaves divided into five to seven, oblong lobes and, from summer into autumn, white flowers with purple- and blue-zoned coronas, sometimes followed by ovoid, yellow-orange fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Harmful if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Flushed blue, Blue, White, Flushed purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or 12 in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Passiflora caerulea (Blue passion flower) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Low Maintenance, Containers, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained in a sheltered, sunny or partially-shaded site. In cold areas, grow in a container and overwinter indoors. Site carefully as may overwhelm other plants.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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