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PASSIFLORA caerulea

Commonly known as Blue passion flower

Hardy blue passion flower
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - rich-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, divided into, usually, 5 oblong lobes.
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • White - sometimes pink tinged with purple-, blue-, white-zoned coronas.
  • Height - 10m (33ft) or more
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - fast-growing tendril climber with moderately branching, slender, 4-angled, grooved stems.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - ovoid, orange-yellow fruit to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.
  • Place of origin - central and west South America
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped - - 7-10cm (3-4in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Passiflora - Care Guide

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Commonly known as: Passion flower.
Striking ivory white flowers, hardy
£15.00 each

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