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Passiflora caerulea 'Spyder'

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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative subuch On Jul 4, 2012, subuch from Lafayette, CA wrote:

Although the leaf shape is unique and interesting, the flowers are rather commonplace and do not possess much fragrance. In addition, it is the most rampant Passiflora that I have ever grown, traveling under stretches of concrete to appear in different parts of the garden and even climbing under the house's siding nowhere near the initial planting which was ripped out after only 1 1/2 years in place.

Neutral suentommy On Sep 6, 2010, suentommy from Souderton, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

We have a huge caerulea vine growing on lattice work on the west facing side of our house. It flowers a lot and appears to be very hardy here but the strange thing is that the flowers always seem to grow facing away from the sun. The flowers are beautiful and have a wonderful scent but they always appear facing into the plant and not towards the sun. Do others notice this?


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

Citrus Heights, California
Hawthorne, California
Lafayette, California
San Francisco, California
Beaverton, Oregon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Souderton, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas

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