PASSION FLOWER SEEDS
a.k.a. Passion Vine Seeds
Passiflora caerulea, P. edulis
BLUE CROWN Passion Flower Seeds
This is one of the most winter hardy of all the Passion Flowers - it is evergreen in mild winter areas and it comes back from the roots where winters are more severe. The flowers are white with a white and purple crown and can be used as a decorative garnish. Flowers are followed by showy oval fruits with red seeds. Can be grown indoors in a sunny window as a container plant and will require support for its climbing habit. Great on trellises or walls or can be used as a bank cover. Germination averages 30-90 days.
PURPLE GIANT Passion Flower Seeds
Rapid growing, handsome vines, glossy three lobed leaves, white flowers with a white and purple crown. Produces fruit in the spring and fall, large, fragrant, and delicious in drinks, fruit salads and sherbets. Protect from temperatures below 28° F., Can be grown in large containers and brought into protected areas for the winter. Germination averages 30-220 days.
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How to Plant PASSION FLOWER Seeds
Soak seed in warm water, milk, or tea 12 hours prior to sowing. Then sow ¼ inch deep, in cell packs or flats. Kept at 75-80° F., germination occurs unevenly over a period of 30-90 days for the 'Blue Crown' variety. 'Purple Giant' germination averages 30-220 days. Providing bottom heat can lower the days to germination by up to 50% or more.