The exotic beauty of its flowers is captivating. Soil ordinary but well drained.
Extremely fast growing hardy passionflower producing egg shaped orange fruits with deep red edible pulp although not as tasty as the purple passion fruit.
Blue crown passion flower. Edible the ripe red fruit pulp is edible but it s not very flavorful. Passiflora caerulea the blue passionflower bluecrown passionflower or common passion flower is a species of flowering plant native to south america. It was originally found in the tropical americas and is frequently cultivated in hotter regions of the planet.
One of the most glamorous climbers award winning passiflora caerulea blue passion flower is a vigorous large semi evergreen climber with twining tendrils. Its leaves are palmate and fragrant flowers blue white with a prominent fringe of coronal filaments in bands of blue white and brown. These showy tendril climbers also produce inedible egg shaped yellow fruit.
The flowers of the blue crown passion flower were viewed by the spanish missionaries as a symbolic representation of the passion and crucifixion of jesus. The 3 in 8 cm wide flowers give the plant its name. Flowers are ornate multi colored with a minty scent much like the fruit of the pineapple guava.
Butterfly plant bluecrown passionflower is a larval food plant for gulf fritillary agraulis vanillae butterflies. It is a vigorous deciduous or semi evergreen tendril vine growing to 10 m 33 ft or more. Indoors it needs heat the sun and good ventilation in order to do well the hand like leaves are large and glossy dark green.
A lovely rapid growing thornless vine the blue crown passion flower takes to most any soil and returns each spring readily in zones 8 11. Height 16 to 32 feet 5 to 10 m exposure full sun. Family passifloraceae or passion flower family.
Flowering may to october. The common or blue passion flower grows in tropical conditions clinging by tendrils to the trunks of jungle trees. White sometimes pink flushed with a ring of blue white and purple filaments.
A beautiful container annual vine everywhere. Fragrant some cultivated varieties of this plant have fragrant flowers. If you re looking to extend the stay of this beauty try mulching during the winter to protect the roots.
It has been introduced elsewhere. Blue crown passion flower. Give them full sun.