Bluecrown Passionflower, Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower Passiflora caerulea - Passiflora hartwiesiana

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Botanical Name:

Passiflora caerulea

Family:

Passifloraceae

Genus:

Passiflora

Species:

caerulea

Common Name:

Bluecrown Passionflower, Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower

Seeds Per Pound:
49,081
Quantity:
1.16 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
20
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
60 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 1.16 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$7.95
10 gram
$39.50
1 oz
$79.95
1 lb
$729.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow in late winter or early spring in a greenhouse, seeds will germinate in 1-12 months at 20 degrees C. Keep in a greenhouse for the first winter and plant them outside late spring or after last frost. Mulch roots in the fall to protect from cold.
In a Nutshell:
* A woody vine capable of growing to 15–20 m high where supporting trees are available. The leaves are alternate, palmately five-lobed like a spread hand (sometimes three or seven lobes), 10–18 cm long and wide. The base of each leaf has a flagellate-twining tendril 5–10 cm long, which twines around supporting vegetation to hold the plant up.The flower is complex, about 10 cm in diameter, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in colour, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas . The fruit is an oval orange-yellow berry 6 cm long by 4 cm in diameter, containing numerous seeds ; it is eaten, and the seeds spread by mammals and birds . In tropical climates, it will flower all year round. more...
* A vine with 3-4" flowers, blue to white, of remarkable complex form, incorporating sepals, rings of filaments, and elaborate stamens, fruit about the size and shape of an egg, yellow to orange, often grown in greenhouses in cold areas, climbs via tendrils, sometimes prolifically, plants in Ithaca, NY planted outside in early summer grow 10' before frost and sometimes produce fruit, flowers intermittently throughout the summer, native to Brazil and Argentina.
* This plant can be used as a rootstock for some of the less hardy members of this genus, conferring on them an additional cold tolerance. Be careful that root suckers do not take over from the grafted plant. more...
[ edit ] Description A woody vine capable of growing to 15–20 m high where supporting trees are available. The leaves are alternate, palmately five-lobed like a spread hand (sometimes three or seven lobes), 10–18 cm long and wide. The base of each leaf has a flagellate-twining tendril 5–10 cm long, which twines around supporting vegetation to hold the plant up.The flower is complex, about 10 cm in diameter, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in colour, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas . The fruit is an oval orange-yellow berry 6 cm long by 4 cm in diameter, containing numerous seeds ; it is eaten, and the seeds spread by mammals and birds . In tropical climates, it will flower all year round.
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Physical Characteristics  Passiflora caerulea is an evergreen Climber growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to September, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov