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Blue Passion Vine

Passiflora caerulea

SKU
06079
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpass-ih-FLOOR-ah see-ROO-lee-uh
LoreIt 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast-growing vine; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall in one season.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Design IdeasOutstanding 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Poolside, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Banana Shrub (Michelia figo); Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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