Very fragrant, blue/violet/lavender flowers with long, wavy corona filaments. The flowers are 3-5" wide and, if pollinated by another passion flower, are followed by round, edible fruits that have very good flavor. Beautiful palmate leaves. This is a large vine that likes heat and has proved to be a very valuable species for creating hybrids. It is a parent of many fragrant Passiflora hybrids including P. 'Blue Velvet', P. 'Temptation', and P. 'Vivacemente.'
Subgenus: Passiflora, Supersection: Passiflora, Section: Passiflora. Photo courtesy of Mark Stratton.
Light: Full sun, part shade. There will be less flowers in part shade.
Soil: A wide range of soil, but it must be well-drained.
Fertilizer: A slow-release, bloom-booster type fertilizer is appreciated, but beware of using a fertilizer with too much nitrogen as it may push leaves at the expense of flowers.
Hardiness: Zone 11.