Passiflora caerulea (Blue Passion Flower) seeds
Hardy Climber (to -5C)
Height: to 10m
Packet of 25 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year and as soon as possible after receipt. Sow in pots at a depth of 6mm into a good free draining damp seed compost, seal in a polythene bag and maintain at about 21C. Keep the compost moist, but not over wet. Germination can take anywhere from 7 days to 3 months. If any seed still haven’t germinated after 3 months, transfer the container in its bag to the fridge for a further 3 months. Check regularly for germination and remove from the fridge immediately if it does occur. After 3 months return the container to 21C and germination should occur.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a coldframe (in summer, in a shady place as cool as possible), and plant out 30cm apart the following spring in moist, loamy soil. For young plants (>3 yrs), and in cold regions, protect from frost with a mulch/fleece.