Botanical Name: Passiflora Caerulea
Height: 20 ft.
Depth: same as pot
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Color: Creamy white with voilet-blue filaments
Foliage: 5 lobed
Blooms: summer and fall
Fruit: 2 inch diameter, edible. Egg shaped, deep orange.
Soil Requirements: Moist
Growth Rate: rapid
Pruning: Prune to maintain shape
Comments: Likes a large pot and trellis support. Needs 4 hours or more direct sunlight from a south window. Keep very moist during growth and flowering; allow to dry between watering at other times. Requires moist air/humidity. Day temperature 70-75 degrees F; night temperature 55-60 degrees F. Fertilize only when plant is actively growing or flowering. Will not bloom in low light. Few pests. Soil should be moist, but not overly soggy. Frequent misting with clear water will provide humidity. An outstanding source of vitamins A&C.
Revel in the otherworldly beauty of Passion Flowers. These two-tiered blooms boast a bottom layer of large white petals and an upper layer of thin white and violet filaments. The filaments' colors alternate in concentric circles and darken to a deep violet at the flower's center. Pink and yellow stamens rise up from the flowers' eyes to complement these stunning blooms. This vibrant plant also produces delicious, deep orange passion fruits.
Passiflora caerulea are hardy in zones 8 through 10 and are well-adapted to indoor forcing in northern zones. Passion flowers require at least four hours of full sunlight per day and do well on patios and in South-facing windows. They also require moist soil and air and thrive when frequently misted. Help stabilize your passion flower plants by burying them in a large pot at the same depth that they were delivered with support from a hoop or trellis.
These distinctive flowers make for wonderful ornaments and gifts, and their deep orange fruits can be enjoyed in a range of sweet dishes. Their blackberry-like flavor makes a delicious topping for cheesecakes and fruit tarts, and can also be baked into sponge and bundt cakes. They can also be reduced into a passion fruit sauce to pour over ice cream. Enjoy the remarkable flowers and fruits of Passiflora caerulea.
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