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Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower
Scientific Name: Passiflora caerulea L.
Family: Passifloraceae
Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower (Passiflora  caerulea)
Passiflora caerulea in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9, 12-29
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Top might die out in winter, bottom needs protection in the coldest part of the range, roots hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Brazil, Paraguay

Growth Habits: Evergreen vine, up to 25 feet long (7.5 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds in spring, cuttings in early summer, layers

Leaves 5-lobed or 7-lobed.

Blooming Habits:
The blue flowers in summer to fall,are 2 inches across (5 cm). They are followed by large edible fruit on hot summers (not a problem in Phoenix). The fruit has an orange rind containing red seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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