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Blue Passion Flower, Hardy Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora caerulea 'Blue Crown'

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: caerulea (see-ROO-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Crown
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Category:

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntington Beach, California

Hollywood, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Erath, Louisiana

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 29, 2012, Sheila_FW from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this evergreen butterfly host plant!! It is hardy and easy to train for trellis purpose. It can get out of hand by spreading underneath the ground with roots. However that is when I simply dig and share.

Positive

On Jul 31, 2011, malignaki from Erath, LA wrote:

I picked up this vine in a box at Sam's Club believe it or not. It was about 5 inches long and looked pitiful but it was the only place I could find it. I purchased and planted it sometime around Mardi Gras (March?) 4 months down the road its about 8 feet high and flowering. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Very easy to take care of, just make sure you have plenty of room for it.