Passiflora (passion flower) a special tropical creeper
Of course, the experimental gardner sows Passiflora. Passiflora is an exotic tropical vine that originates from Peru. It was 'discovered' by a Spanish doctor who brought the plant to Spain. Passiflora has beautiful deep green leaves and exotic flowers. An added bonus is that the plant is hardy in colder northern climate. It's name is derived from the Passion of Christ (the period between the Last Supper and the death of Christ).
The art of growing Passiflora plants from seed
The best method of growing Passiflora from seeds is to lightly sand the seeds with sandpaper and then leave them to soak in tepid water for 24 hours. Plant the seeds 1 centimetre deep in compost, water and cover with plastic. Remove the plastic as soon as the seeds have sprouted (this may take several weeks) to prevent seed rot. Then you can watch the magic begin!