Bees seeds - passion flower
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)
A really exotic-looking plant, with large white flowers and central filaments of purple, blue and white from July to September, followed by egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruit. The leaves are pretty, too; deeply lobed, dark green and glossy. This blue passion flower is a vigorous, trouble-free climber that thrives in hot summers and will quickly cover a sunny wall or fence. Ideal for a tropical planting scheme, it grows best at the base of a sheltered wall in full sun, although it will tolerate some shade. The fruit are edible when full ripe, but not very tasty!
- Garden care: The seedlings like warmth and moisture, so they are ideal for starting off in a warm greenhouse or conservatory windowsill. Strong plants can be transplanted outdoors in a sheltered position from mid-June, although it will be equally happy grown in a larger pot in the conservatory.
- Sow: February - May
- Flowering: June - September
- Approximate quantity: 210 seeds.
- Harmful if eaten