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  • Bees seeds - passion flower
  • Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 3.5m

Passiflora caerulea

Bees seeds - passion flower

RHS award of garden merit £1.99
Pot size approx 3-8 seeds
approx 3-8 seeds

  • 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: 3 to 8 seeds.

  • Harmful if eaten