Common name: Blue passionflower, bluecrown passionflower or common passion flower
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 5 meters
Hardiness: -10°C sheltered from cold winds
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: climbing plant
Flowering: spring – summer
Flower color: white and blue
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: copiously in summer, once every 10 days in winter
Use: pergola, trellis, porch, indoor, pot
Diseases and pests: aphids
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Very fast growing climbing plant with long, moderately branched stems. Green leaves with 5 lobes. The blue-crowned white flowers appear in April-May. The orange-yellow fruits 2 to 6 centimeters in diameter are edible.
This variety has the particularity of resisting frosts but it should not be exposed to cold winds and should ideally be protected by a winter veil or brought in in winter. Culture in container or pot recommended.