Passion Flower Blue Passiflora Caerulea is a tropical perennial native to southern Brazil and Argentina. It is recommended to soaked Passion Flower Blue seeds overnight prior sowing, and also called Hardy Passionflower, Common Passionflower, and Passion Vine, Passiflora Caerulea is a twining vine that grows up to 30 feet, producing stunning, 4 inches across, multi-colored, white and purple-blue flowers with a mint scent much like the fruit of the pineapple guava. In warmer climates without much frost, the vine will grow and bloom throughout the year, but generally Passion Flower blooms in summer and fall, attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Passion Flower Blue is a very popular plant to grow in tropical gardens or greenhouses because of the exotic beauty of its flowers. Passionflower is also great for growing in flower beds, borders, containers, and trellis. Passiflora Caerulea can germinate faster if they are mixed with pulp and juice of a fresh passion fruit and soaked in it for 24 hours before planting. Passion Flower is evergreen in tropical climates, and it will re-grow from roots the following year, but the plant is also often grown as a houseplant or as an annual outdoors in colder climates.
Height: 100-200 Inches (Vining)
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.5
USDA Zones: 6-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Fall
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 30-90 Days