Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Eliott'
passion flower 'Constance Eliott'
A vigorous, evergreen climber to 8m, with deeply lobed leaves and star-shaped white flowers with contrasting purple style-branches, in late summer and autumn, followed by egg-shaped orange fruits which are edible but not particularly tasty
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Passiflora are mostly tender tendril-climbing shrubs, with simple or palmately-lobed, generally evergreen leaves and showy flowers of distinctive structure with often colourful coronal filaments, followed by conspicuous fruits, edible in some species
- Name status
How to grow
Fast-growing climber for sun or partial shade, thrives in moist but well-drained soil. In cold areas, grow in a container and overwinter indoors. Note that due to its vigorous nature in some gardens it has the potential to become a nuisance. See passion flower cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
- Edible fruit
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