Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea

Passion flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Passiflora caerulea
  • Common name: Passion flower
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 12m

Spread: 4m

  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Passion flower, Passiflora caerulea, is an exotic-looking climber, bearing evergreen, deeply lobed, dark green glossy leaves, from which large white flowers with central filaments of purple, blue and white appear from July to September, followed by egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruit. Vigorous and trouble-free, it will quickly cover a sunny wall or fence, and tolerates a bit of shade.

For best results grow Passiflora caerulea in moist but well-drained soil against a sheltered wall in full sun. Prune back in early spring if necessary. It may need winter protection in northern regions. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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