Blue passion flower

Passiflora caerulea | Also known as: Blue crown, Common passion flower | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Set the scene for love by planting the exotic blue passion flower on your suburban patio.

The blue passion flower or Passiflora caerulea is a climber with breathtakingly beautiful blue, purple and white flowers. This climber has dark green foliage and the leaves have five to seven elongated lobes. This is a quick-growing climber that produces orange fruit during autumn and winter. The blue passion flower thrives in areas of full sunlight or partial shade and grows best in moist soil that has good drainage. This plant accommodates most soil types but it will require protection during winter in cold areas. The blue passion flower is an ideal way to add a touch of exotic glamour to areas such as courtyard or city gardens and can be used with trellises as well. This plant can also be grown in containers and placed on patios or indoors.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 10
Spread [m]
  • 2.5 - 4
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and habit
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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