• Passiflora caerulea flower
  • Passiflora caerulea
  • Passiflora caerulea - flower detail
  • Passiflora caerulea - large tree-covering drifts
    Passiflora caerulea - edible fruit
    Passiflora caerulea
    Passiflora caerulea
    Passiflora caerulea
    Passiflora caerulea
    Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea

Blue Passionflower, Hardy Passionflower, Decidous Passionflower, Maracuja, Maracuyá, Mburucuyá
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy Passionflower
  • Fast growing
  • Exquisite ornate flowers
  • Orange fruits
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Description

Native to southern Brazil and Argentina, this stunning passionflower is one of those must-have indispensible plants for creating that tropical Britain look. Passiflora caerulea is a vigourous vine, fully hardy in most parts of Great Britain, with lush exotic palmately lobed leaves and a stunning white and purple-blue flower which are produced throughout the summer and beyond. These flowers, with their ornate anthers and stamens and exquisite colouring are far too complex to describe, but in close-up they are truly magnificent and were the inspiration for many of William Morris' designs. When the vine covers a tree in a large drift they make a wonderful sight. They are followed in the autumn by gorgeous orange egg-shaped passionfruits which are edible although not particularly tasty.

Plant it where it can get the sun, ideally so it can drape itself over a tree or a large trellis and it will reward you for years.

Tough as old boots it survives extreme frosts and snow.

Additional Information

Order Malpighiales
Family Passifloraceae
Sub-Family Passifloroideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil
Cultivation Sun. Tolerant of neglect but keep watered during the summer. Old plants can get very large and develop thick liana-like vines, so keep it pruned sensibly
Eventual Height Very large. Can cover a large tree to 15 m
Eventual Spread Keep it pruned to suit your situation
Hardiness Fully hardy

Passiflora caerulea

Blue Passionflower, Hardy Passionflower, Decidous Passionflower, Maracuja, Maracuyá, Mburucuyá
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£5.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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