Single Packet of 100 Seeds
Grow the beautiful and unique, Royal Blue Passion Flower, from freshly harvested Passiflora caerulea flower seeds. Royal Blue Passion Flower is a tropical vine that originates from much of South America. They quickly form slender, vining stems, that grow up to a mature length of 10 to 15 feet long. The leaves are star shaped, and the flowers are saucer like in appearance. The outer petals are wide and white, sitting behind 80+ thinner, multicolored petals, which are set around it's alien looking centers.
Royal Blue Passion Flower is categorized as a perennial flowering vine. Perennials will establish a deep root system, allowing them to return yearly, even after all plant life has wilted on the surface. Passiflora vines can be used to cover a fence or trellis and are becoming more popular here in the United States. These strange looking vines are also popularly used to trail along railings & pillars, or on balconies as well. Pruning the leaves and vines of your Passiflora plants will promote new and heavier blooms.
Royal Blue Passion flowers can be a bit difficult to start from seed, however they are 100% worth the effort. Many tricks to germinating and maintaining healthy growth can be found online through various sources.
Sowing The Seed
Passion Flower seeds are best started indoors. Our recommended sowing method is the good ol' paper towel trick. Wet a paper towel with warm water, fold it over 2 times, placing the small Passiflora seeds inside. Give it another fold to cover the seeds, placing the towel into a ziplock bag soon after. Place your sealed bag on top of the fridge, or another warm location that will expose the seeds to extreme heat. When the seeds pop open, simply transfer the small sprouts into starter pots for later transplanting, once the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Sow at a depth of 1/4" under topsoil.
Passion Flower vines will require an area of full sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. The plants thrive in temperatures of at least 75F or more and can be taken in on cool nights and throughout the winter months. The soil should be fertile and rich in organic matter, but also well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily to ensure that the soil is moist, but also make sure that the sowing medium is never soggy.
Germination & Growth
Passion Flower seeds will sprout open within 7 to 21 days after sowing, sometimes taking only 5 days or less with the paper towel method. The vines grow to a mature length of up to 15 feet long. Each vine / plant can be spaced a good 12 to 24 inches apart from one another. The flowers are saucer like in formation, displaying 2 separate rows of petals. The wider petals will reside behind it's thin, noodle like, inner petals, both of which surround the lime green, alien like centers. Prune to promote heavy blooms.