With flowers like this, it's hard to believe that Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea) is native to North America! White petals and a blue and white fringe-like corona (appendages from the corolla) give this flower a tie-dye effect. Expect frequent visits from bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more. All the sweet nectar is located at the center of the flower disk, right underneath giant arching stamens that disperse pollen on the back of insects or the head of birds. When the flowers are properly pollinated, they develop large fruits that are delicious when ripe.
Passionflower is relatively low maintenance and easy to train on trellises, fences, and trees. It is hardy down to zone 6, but may benefit from extra mulch in a protected area in colder climates.
Plant size: vining to 20-30' tall
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
Hardiness: USDA zone 6-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts native bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and caterpillars.
Notable features: vine, native, edible fruit (when ripe).
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Passiflora caerulea
This little passionflower is amazing!
At present it is looking pretty sickly. It is growing and sending out new tendrils, but it looks like it is barely hanging on. Other I have planted from different sources are looking much hardier.
Will keep babying this little plant in hopes that it will start looking better.
She’s climbing the trellis like an Olympic athlete. Hasn’t had time to bloom yet.
Arrived in great shape!
Ordering plants from you is an absolute delight! They came safely packaged and arrived in fine shape. I let them acclimate a couple of days, then popped them into my garden. All of the 13 plants you sent are growing and beginning to bud, except the passion flower, and she is sending out multiple vines to wave in the breeze for now.😊 Thanks again, and I'm so glad I found you!