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Passiflora caerulea L.

  • Common Name: Blue Passion Flower
  • Family: Passifloraceae Juss. ex Kunth.

  • Country of Origin: Brazil to Argentina, naturalized in tropics
  • Habitat:

  • Description: In summer this frost hardy, fast-growing, 30 ft (9 m) evergreen or semi-evergreen climber produces beautiful flowers with pale pink petals, banded with blue or purple. These are followed by edible, but not especially delicious, egg-shaped, yellow fruit.
  • Culture: Very frost hardy to frost tender, they are best suited to warm areas. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in full sun and provide support. Water regularly in summer. Prune congested or overgrown plants in spring. Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering in summer. They are susceptible to nematodes.
  • USDA Zone: 8-11

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Flowering Data:

This accession has been observed in bloom on:
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Accession Data:

  • Accession # 199800176
  • Source: John Maugeri ex Logees
  • Accession Date: 11-13-1998
  • Bench: 1318 - NEO:Guyana Highlands A
  • Qty: 1 confirmed on 04-14-2014

Classification:

  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • SubClass: eurosid I
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • SubOrder:
  • Family: Passifloraceae
  • SubFamily: Passifloroideae
  • Tribe:
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References:

  1. Morton, J. 1987. Passionfruit. p. 320328. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL.
  2. Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version

data regenerated on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:16:02 -0400