Climbing Plant - Passion flower - Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Elliott' - EVERGREEN CLIMBER. This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year.
Passion Flower 'Constance Elliott Passiflora' makes a beautiful, white-flowered alternative to the popular blue climbing vine, Passion Flower 'Caerulea Passiflora'.The beautiful Cornish Cream White flowers of this Passion Flower are full of fragrance and are sheer delight on a summer evening. These climbing plants make rapid annual growth each year as they cling with tendrils. Passion Flower vines won't damage brickwork or fences but need suitable supports to grow on. Passion Flowers are in bloom from mid-summer onwards and, after a warm summer, it is not unusual to find large orange-yellow fruits forming. These can be left on the plants for decoration. They are edible but do not have an outstanding flavour.
The Passion Flower was given its name by missionary priests in South America who saw a resemblance between the flower and elements of Christ's passion.The ten flower segments were said to represent ten apostles (Peter and Judus were not included), the corona the crown of thorns, the five stamens Christ's five wounds and the three stigmas the three nails.
Passion Flowers are easy to grow, and 'Constance Elliot' will reward you year after year. This jewel of a plant can be planted in the ground or in a pot, and its masses of beautiful showy intricate fragrant Cornish Cream White flowers will cause anyone to gasp in its presence!
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 30cm plus
Position: full sun or partial shade. Grows quite well in partial shade, although it won't flower as much
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: quick-growing
Flowering period: April to September
Flower colour: Cornish Cream White
Hardiness: Frost hardy but protect from severe conditions
Other features: grows well in a patio container on a small obelisk
PRUNING: Evergreen so only needs weak or damaged stems removed mid-March. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend 'Tomorite' - normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: attractive to beneficial garden insects
1 x Passion Flower 'Constance Elliott' in a 9cm pot. Container grown Garden Ready Plant, so your climbing plant can be planted at any time of the year. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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