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Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea is a vigorous evergreen climber, which attaches by means of tendrils. The blue and white scented flowers are produced from mid summer on, these are often followed by orange fruits the size and shape of hens eggs (edible but not palatable!!) The show in the autumn from the fruit can be every bit as spectacular as the flowers. This plant is hardy in the South of the UK (min -5c) but avoid cold windy situations, also be aware that where happy it can be a large rampant plant. Passiflora can be pruned in the spring as they flower on the new growth. Introduced from Southern Brazil in 1699. The colour of the flowers varies considerably from pale to deep blue, our form is a deep blue. For white flowers see Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Elliott'

Passiflora caerulea

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