Royal Blue Passion Flower Seeds (Passiflora caerulea)Packet of 100 Seeds
Single Packet of 100 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow the beautiful and unique, Royal Blue Passion Flower, from freshly harvested Passiflora caerulea flower seeds. Royal Blue Passion Flower is a tropical vine that originates from much of South America. They quickly form slender, vining stems, that grow up to a mature length of 10 to 15 feet long. The leaves are star shaped, and the flowers are saucer like in appearance. The outer petals are wide and white, sitting behind 80+ thinner, multicolored petals, which are set around it's alien looking centers.
Royal Blue Passion Flower is categorized as a perennial flowering vine. Perennials will establish a deep root system, allowing them to return yearly, even after all plant life has wilted on the surface. Passiflora vines can be used to cover a fence or trellis and are becoming more popular here in the United States. These strange looking vines are also popularly used to trail along railings & pillars, or on balconies as well. Pruning the leaves and vines of your Passiflora plants will promote new and heavier blooms.
Royal Blue Passion flowers can be a bit difficult to start from seed, however they are 100% worth the effort. Many tricks to germinating and maintaining healthy growth can be found online through various sources. You might also consider checking out the other 2 varieties that we have to offer as well. Red & Purple Passiflora vines are also unique, displaying the same flower formation, just in different colors.
Sowing The Seed
Passion Flower seeds are best started indoors. Our recommended sowing method is the good ol' paper towel trick. Wet a paper towel with warm water, fold it over 2 times, placing the small Passiflora seeds inside. Give it another fold to cover the seeds, placing the towel into a ziplock bag soon after. Place your sealed bag on top of the fridge, or another warm location that will expose the seeds to extreme heat. When the seeds pop open, simply transfer the small sprouts into starter pots for later transplanting, once the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Sow at a depth of 1/4" under topsoil.
Passion Flower vines will require an area of full sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. The plants thrive in temperatures of at least 75F or more and can be taken in on cool nights and throughout the winter months. The soil should be fertile and rich in organic matter, but also well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily to ensure that the soil is moist, but also make sure that the sowing medium is never soggy.
Germination & Growth
Passion Flower seeds will sprout open within 7 to 21 days after sowing, sometimes taking only 5 days or less with the paper towel method. The vines grow to a mature length of up to 15 feet long. Each vine / plant can be spaced a good 12 to 24 inches apart from one another. The flowers are saucer like in formation, displaying 2 separate rows of petals. The wider petals will reside behind it's thin, noodle like, inner petals, both of which surround the lime green, alien like centers. Prune to promote heavy blooms.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.