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Passiflora caerulea 'Select'
Common Name: Blue Passion Flower Family: Passifloraceae (The Passion Flower Family)

Passiflora caerulea 'Select'
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Notes:
This floriferous selection has markedly larger flowers with darker black centres and deeper blue petals than the form commonly in cultivation (see photo). P. caerulea is hardy in coastal BC, especially against a south facing wall or fence. Bury the stem four inches deep to improve hardiness in well-drained soil that is not too moist or too rich to promote more flowers and less greenery. Edible, but not the most tasty, yellow fruit are produced if pollinators visit.

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height10-15'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Buddleia x weyeriana "'Honeycomb'"
Clematis (Kivistik Collection) "'Piilu'"
Lonicera japonica "'Halliana'"


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