Blue Passion Flower Vine

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BLUE PASSION FLOWER VINE, Corona de Cristo

Passiflora foetida - Passifloraceae, Passion Flower Family



DESCRIPTION: Attractive, twining by tendrils, vine hairy throughout, often sticky from gland-filled hairs.

Height: Climbing vine

Flowers: Showy, abundant blue, or sometimes white, intricate with several layers of petals; about 1-1/2 inches wide. Throughout most of the year; flowers close by late morning

Fruit: Green, inflated, slightly fleshy, 
3/4 inches, oval to round


Foliage: Light-green, hairy, 3-lobed, 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, slightly pungent aroma when crushed 

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun, no shade

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to well

Water: Drought tolerant

Maintenance: A trellis or a fence to climb upon.

Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Open brushland along fence rows, roadside ditches and thickets.

WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Gulf, Variegated and Mexican Fritillary butterflies.

COMMENTS: High phosphorus fertilizer 
stimulates flowering.


BLUE PASSION FLOWER VINE

 

BLUE PASSION FLOWER VINE

 

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