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Passiflora caerulea-blue passion flower close-up

This is my blue passion flower.
Sometimes you come home from the supermarket with something else that you intended to buy.
The long shelves of the flower department were full of new flowers and the scent of blue passion flowers filled the air.
Passiflora caerulea, or the blue passion flower, is one of the best passion vines for growing indoors and the young, potted plants are flowering already.
The silky exotic flowers consisting of whitish petals and sepals surmounted by a corona of purple, white and blue filaments, are so intricate that they seem almost fake. I just had to buy one.
Blue passion flower-macro photo
If I am lucky, I might see some deep orange egg-shaped passiflora fruits soon.
Passiflora caerulea-blue passion flower close-up

7 comments:

DoanLegacy said...

These are gorgeous flowers! Love the way it looks, and its colors.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..these are dynamite colors in this passion! Love it..and its edible too? They are delicious. Well I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Regina-

Kimberly said...

Maia, you've outdone yourself with this one! It looks like fireworks! Beautiful!!!!!

leavesnbloom said...

I love the passion flowers - they are ever so detailed. We've got different types in the shops here just now awell. Christian missionaries named the plant Passion flower as it resembled so much about the death of Christ.

Petit Eyekiss said...

This is realy a passion picture!

Self Sagacity said...

Wow, I like this Blue Passion flower, just like a peacock's tail.

bfarr said...

I happened across one of these in the wild one day and was so excited. Although the bloom was not completely open yet.

Did you ever get fruit? Did you taste it? I understand that it is good.

Beautiful shot.

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