Passiflora caerulea 2.25 Ltr Pot (Passionflower)

Passiflora caerulea 2.25 Ltr Pot (Passionflower)

Regular price €14.95

Passiflora caerulea, commonly known as the Blue Passionflower, is a vigorous and enchanting vine that showcases stunning flowers and attractive foliage. In the Irish climate, this exotic-looking plant can thrive when given suitable growing conditions, adding a touch of tropical beauty to gardens and outdoor spaces.

Height/Spread: Passiflora caerulea is a climbing vine that can reach a height of up to 6 meters (20 feet) or more, with a spread of around 3 meters (10 feet). Its sprawling nature allows it to cover fences, trellises, or other structures, creating a lush and captivating display.

Position: This passionflower thrives in a sunny and sheltered position, preferably against a south-facing wall or in a protected garden area. It benefits from a warm microclimate and appreciates the heat radiated by walls or other structures. Adequate support, such as a sturdy trellis or arbor, should be provided to guide its growth.

Soil: Passiflora caerulea prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A loamy or sandy soil with good moisture retention is ideal. While it can tolerate slightly acidic to neutral pH levels, it generally prefers slightly acidic conditions. The soil should be fertile and moist but not waterlogged.

Flowering Season: In the Irish climate, Passiflora caerulea typically blooms from early summer to early autumn. The flowers are large, intricate, and incredibly showy, featuring a stunning combination of white petals, purple-blue filaments, and a prominent center. These flowers are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Uses: Passiflora caerulea is primarily grown for its ornamental value. Its striking flowers and lush foliage make it a captivating addition to gardens, particularly in warmer regions of Ireland. The vine can be trained to climb trellises, pergolas, or walls, adding vertical interest and creating a tropical ambiance. Additionally, the plant produces edible fruits, known as passionfruit, although their development and ripening may be limited in cooler climates.

In conclusion, Passiflora caerulea is a stunning vine that can thrive in the Irish climate under the right conditions. Its impressive height, beautiful flowers, and attractive foliage make it a desirable choice for gardeners seeking a touch of exotic flair. By providing adequate sunlight, shelter, well-drained soil, and support for its climbing habit, this passionflower can become a striking focal point in gardens throughout Ireland.

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