Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea) is an exotic-looking perennial climber, bearing evergreen, deeply lobed, dark green glossy leaves, from which large white flowers with central filaments of purple, blue, and white appear from July to September. Passion Flower followed by egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruit. As this fruit is edible but unappetizing, it should be left for birds. Passiflora caerulea is a vigorous perennial that quickly covers any sunny wall or fence in just months. While some gardeners might find this potentially invasive plant intrusive, most gardeners will appreciate its useful bee-friendly screening capabilities as a screening plant.

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How to Grow Passiflora Caerulea?

Passiflora caerulea should be planted in moist but well-drained soil against a wall in full sun to partial shade in full sunlight conditions, preferring full sunlight over partial shade conditions. Although self-clinging, this plant requires support such as a trellis or obelisk for climbing purposes. For optimal care of Passiflora caerulea: water regularly during drought-stricken times, feed fortnightly during spring and summer months, and prune occasionally before new growth begins again each spring (ideally before growth starts up again in early spring); winter protection may also be required in northern regions, of course.


What is Passiflora Caerulea Used For?

It is usually used as a popular remedy for anxiety and insomnia due to its sedative qualities. You can take it as a fruit due to its tropical flavor. This plant is widely used for ornamental purposes. 

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Passiflora Caerulea - Grow & Care

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