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Blue Passion Vine

Passiflora caerulea

Pronunciation: pass-ih-FLOOR-ah see-ROO-lee-uh
SKU #06079
7-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This stunning vine clings by graceful tendrils that wind around a trellis or arbor, quickly creating a deep green screen with ornate, lightly scented flowers. Ruffled outer petals and sepals surround an intricately arranged center ring of blue, white and purple. One of the hardiest of varieties; evergreen in frost-free areas.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Summer to Early Fall
Mature Size Fast-growing vine; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall in one season.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Poolside, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Outstanding choice for trellises, arbors and fences. This vine will thrive and bloom in a warm, sunny exposure; plant for quick cover along walls or allow to climb up the trunks of large trees for a wild, tropical feel. Feature in a decorative pot as a summer patio accent; overwinter indoors in colder winter areas.
Flower Color Violet-blue
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Gardenia (Gardenia); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Banana Shrub (Michelia figo); Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)
CARE
Care Provide loose, slightly sandy soil with room for roots to spread; allow for air flow around foliage. Provide support such as a trellis. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune annually to control size. May die back in colder regions, regrowing from roots in spring.
HISTORY
Lore It is said by some that the passion flower bloom signifies religious symbols which represent the Passion of Christ; the stamen representing the cross, and other parts of the complex blooms representing the apostles. Passiflora caerulea produces an egg-shaped fruit very similar to that of other species, except the fruit of P. caerulea is not considered particularly palatable.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.