Passiflora coerulea or Passion Flower
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Passiflora cúrulea. Common Passion-Flower
Class and order
Trigyna. Cal. 5-phyllus. Petala 5. Nectarium corona. Bacca
Specific Character and Synonyms
PASSIFLORA cúrulea foliis palmatis integerrimis. Lin. Syst.
Vegetab. p. 823. Sp. Pl. p. 1360.
GRANADILLA polyphyllos, fructu ovato. Tourn. inst. 241.
FLOS PASSIONIS major pentaphyllus. Sloan. Jam. 104. hist. 1. p.
The Passion-Flower first introduced into this country was the
incarnata of Linnśus, a native of Virginia, and figured by Parkinson
in his Paradisus Terrestris, who there styles it the surpassing
delight of all flowers: the present species, which, from its great
beauty and superior hardiness, is now by far the most common, is of
more modern introduction; and, though a native of the Brasils,
seldom suffers from the severity of our climate; flowering
plentifully during most of the summer months, if trained to a wall
with a southern aspect, and, in such situations, frequently
producing ripe fruit, of the size and form of a large olive, of a
pale orange color.
This most elegant plant may be propagated by seeds, layers, or
cuttings; foreign seeds are most to be depended on; they are to be
sown in the spring, on a moderate hot-bed, and when the plants are
grown to the height of two or three inches, they are to be carefully
taken up, and each planted in a separate small pot, filled with good
loam, then plunged into a moderate hot-bed, to forward their taking
new root; after which they should be gradually inured to the common
air: the younger the plants the more shelter they require, and if
ever so old or strong, they are in danger from severe frosts. The
layers and cuttings are to be treated in the common way, but
seedling plants, if they can be obtained, are on many accounts to be
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