It is evergreen here, and its a huge green mob that has taken over a rosemary bush and the entire deck railing and is coming up from between the floor boards, and popping up in the dirt on the other side of the pond. Karen Carter spent three years as a technology specialist in the public school system and her writing has appeared in the "Willapa Harbor Herald" and the "Rogue College Byline." I planted it against a fence where it gets am sun and late afternoon shade. the mother plant was standing in a pod on the bed and root through the soil, that is the reason why there are also some roots/plant in it now. The genus Passiflora contains over 400 species, so the common name passion flower can be a bit confusing. Blue passion flower is introduced and I have found it to be very aggressive. (For which it will get executed.) I am very excited about finding it and will try to get it started in our yard. I harvest flowers before caterpillars come and after their season. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: Elizabeth City, North Carolina(2 reports). Upright growth also makes it easier to pick the fruit. For more information about passion flower varieties, read on. It grows fast. In mild climates, this vine grows as an evergreen plant, but dies back to the ground when exposed to freezing temperatures. We have to cut it back once a week or its reaching across the walkway by the pond. This is the hardiest of the Passion Flowers growing as far north as New England. Flowers only lasted a day and nothing pollinated them. Cuttings root easily if kept moist and left short with only 1 leaf on them (I've had less success with cuttings that have more than 1 leaf). She stuck it in my yard in May hoping I would have better luck than she had. For me, I saw this weed burst into bloom just before Hurricane Whoozie, and I was enchanted. On Oct 13, 2006, passiflorakid from cardiff,United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote: I love this plant!!! I had two of them completely cover the other in growth to the point I got tired of trying to separate them and clipped the last few. A great vine for the garden but does have an extensive amount of roots and may climb onto nearby plants, so give it a trellis and some space. I went out one day after we had freezing rain/sleet/snow and the whole thing was encased in ice and falling over. The flowers grow hardy but with little or no smell it seems, but the flowers are a nice touch as a border on the edge of the woods surrounding the house. I heard if you get a used aquarium it is a good substitute for a cold frame, (because my clematis and trumpet vine survive winters just fine). On Aug 15, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote: I thought this plant was lovely, but it didn't attract as many butterflies to it as I was hoping it would...since I purchased it for the sole purpose of it being a host plant. It grows in fields, along roadsides and beside fences. UPDATE Thanks to the photos on this and other sites, and thanks to the plant's throwing out a few more blooms, I now know that I have P. incarnata, not P. caerulea. All three plants died at the same time. In spite of a continuing drought, I am amazed at how well the plant is doing on nothing but a little liquid fertilizer (Peters) and city water. The recocommended solution is to plant it in soil that is over 50% gravel and sharp sand - but you can do even more to ensure its survival. The fruit is green now and about two inches long. This is a specific food plant for the caterpillar stage of the Gulf Fritillary butterfly. Wait till they see the fruit!!!! Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 822,168 views er fruited but it's a very striking flower, much admired by neighbors. The only thing I do not care for is how it dies back completely and has to start over each Spring. Curious thing: the passionflower, both plants, has/have settled on the NORTH side of the house, one along a brick wall and one attempting to strang... read morele my pineapples. On Jun 27, 2010, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall,United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote: This plant is far, far hardier in the US than in the UK. I planted these primarily because butterflies populations are struggling in my area and I wanted to do my part to keep them thriving, and because I love the alien looking flowers and bright orange fruit. On Apr 11, 2015, Lil_rag_doll from San Jose, CA wrote: I'm in San Jose, California and we have quite warm temperate weather here. Most passion flowers are evergreen with dark green leaves and either white or purple blooms. This was a first year plant, about 6" tall that my daughter had given me, that was half dead in her yard. On Jul 9, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote: I've grown this Passiflora for years here in my PNW garden. When I was establishing it I started watering it regularly then I started flooding it but infrequently, then the roots started going all over the place. I took that as an oppertunity to wind them around a chicken wire trellace so they would be up off the ground. At the very top, the waving pistils, each in quest of pollen. A more attractive kind than the native but gulf fritillaries don't seem to like it as much. I have no doubt it survived its first winter and now I'm waiting to see it in the spring! Have to laugh, when we would visit family in warm California they all called it the "shithouse vine". It just makes a mess. It 's growing very well, but it is still a smalish size-4ft and it now has 12 blooms at various stages of development. They are both covered in blooms and the one I planted on a trellis 3 days ago has already grown 10 inches in 72 hours! This vigorous vine will grow stems to 30', covering a 10' stretch of fence, or a nice-sized trellis. The hardiness of passion flower varies between species and cultivars: Passiflora incarnata is fully hardy, but should still be grown in a sheltered spot P. caerulea is frost hardy, so is suitable for outdoor growing in milder regions of the UK only, and may require some winter protection. After a while, when the plantlets were still less than 10cm tall, they got attacked by caterpillars. The flowers grow on first year branches..so in spring I give her a good trim. across (12 cm), adorned with a ring of paler, wavy filaments. (The hurricane knocked down the blooms, but I got some more.) I did not plant this passionfruit, so I suspect it is the root stock of a grafted one that died. Passion flower 260-1000 mg has been taken 30-90 minutes before dental surgery. My only concern is the winter, when I plan to protect the heck out of it. The plant prefers full sun, dryish soils and a trellis. It was an unusually long time before ours finally came to life! On Oct 8, 2004, marshtackie from Orlando, FL wrote: Actually, I'm not sure whether it's caerulea I have. Now, in 2007, the plant has produced over 80 blooms and is still forming new flower buds. Flower is interesting when dried face down with light weight applied. As much as this plant has endured with shipping, cold weather, low sun, and general neglect-I am very impressed with it. They are awesome! On Jul 19, 2012, AndyBonsai from other,Germany wrote: i have my plant for a few years now and it grows and flowers like crazy. On Nov 1, 2003, BeanysNana from Puyallup, WA (Zone 8a) wrote: I am in Puyallup Washington, 30 miles South of Seattle. My plant is now about 12' long and have finally started blossoming. It's wonderful seeing the caterpillar to butterfly cycle happening right in my backyard (even if the cocoons end up all over the place along the fence and tables) and it's lovely having the butterflies around, helping to pollinate my other plants. This plant still has me under its spell 50 years later. This plant does not tolerate any shade. So if you're thinking of giving up, just wait a while longer. Works well in about 20 minutes with no side effects. (Usually there are three of them, but this flower has four.) This is also a very easy plant to root via stem cuttings. Has mid-dark green leaves with 3-9 (more usually 5) lobes. Its making its first flowers now, in its second year, and its got a ton of them. On Jul 30, 2007, dragonplant from Chapel Hill, NC (Zone 7a) wrote: I am in zone 7, NC. Great for show-n-tell at school. My father told me it used to grow in the woods when he was a child and they called it "Maypop". I planted it in full sun, although the bottom of the plant gets shade from a rose bush. Worked like a charm and a few weeks after having the leaves eaten off they started to fill in again. I figured that was going to be the end of it but it is still alive. On Oct 25, 2010, kacton from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ wrote: We've had a tropical passionflower for many years that we take inside for the winter. This popular and showy plant has attracted a number of common names. I hope we will get some blooms this summer! it seems to be hard to remove when you want to rid it. What Fruit Grows on a Vine With Purple Flowers? wants to plant it must be very careful with their plants. Passiflora ‘Damsel’s Delight’ can be compared with P. ‘Purple Haze’ which is less hardy, more temperamental and has a less striking flower. : )). On Jun 18, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote: I see this plant is listed as "hardy" and I have microclimates in my southern Ontario garden that approximate zone 6 or 6b. It seems to be a very happy evergreen here and does well in drought once established. Another grows over the chicken house to provide shade and some rain protection for the birds, they enjoy the fruit it drops too, Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. Our vines haven't fruited yet but I imagine with this first year of blossoms the fruit won't be too far behind. Three-inch wide, creamy pink petals in a fully banded corolla appear throughout the summer. It will spread underground far and wide everywhere. I've tried both with rooting hormone and without, and saw no difference in results. Quick simple measures which will make all the difference. i have had it for about a year and has given me extreme pleasure.The flowers smell gorgeous too and does anyone know if it will fruit in a large tub (3ftX3ft) ta. Then about a month later It took off an started growing like wild fire, the trellis I had it on was overtaken in about 45 days. Since that time hundreds of hybrids of these fabulous flowers have been created, of which sadly many have been lost over the years. They all share exotic flowers that only remain open for about one day. I have it growing in a circular shape on a low wood trellis, for lack of anything else to do with it. On Jul 31, 2007, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote: My Passion Vine was planted in late 2005 and grew very well during 2006, but no blooms. Strong healthy vines can tolerate the feeding and repairs the damage by quickly growing new leaves. Today I untangled 1 of the 6 vines and it is about 35 feet long. On Jul 7, 2003, Jamie51 from Conroe, TX wrote: It grows real well in Texas, just be sure it doesn't get near other plants in your garden because the runners will take them over. He died at age 87 three years ago. The hybrid forms seem to be prettier (i.e., more purple). Survived an Idaho winter of 10 F (-12 C) and didn't loose any leaves. I got a blue passion flower (Passiflora Caerules) grown by Monrovia who apparently has the real secret to the finest in organic soils/growth mediums. anyway, i have kept its root cool by mulching and it receives full sun. : )). It must have grow at least 4 ½ to 5 feet in its first winter! Passionflower, Passiflora: Passion Vine Passion vine can solve many problems in a landscape. I got this one because I read that it is useful for polinating the tasty fruit bearing varieties.The butterflies also love it . Simply take a 8-12" cutting of a mid season vine and stick it in a glass of water. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Passiflora Species, Blue … they don't eat enough of it to even be noticeable. On Jul 24, 2004, hollyg from Clinton, LA wrote: I purchased a plant about four years ago and lost it over the winter. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored. I have avoided fertilizing it as it requires poor soil to bloom but no avail. Hardy passionflower plants grow wild in the southeastern part of North America. I wanted to see how everything was reacting to the cold. I planted my blue Passion flowers from seeds taken from the fruit of a blooming plant. $5.00. Maypops is a much better choice since it is native and is a host plant for butterflies. On Aug 10, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote: This plant grows like a weed! However, our winters can range from quite mild with little snow and ice to winters like the one we just had which was very icy. On Jul 12, 2006, shellabella from West Central, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: I purchased this plant last April. It's very powerful so you have to be careful not to let it grab onto anything else. Some are cultivated as ornamentals; others are grown for their edible fruits. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. On Sep 25, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote: This plant is terribly invasive here. My Passion Flower has grown beautifully in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The larvae or caterpillars eat the leaves and can strip the plant bare if the plant is slow growing. it loves sun and heat, it seems that it can never be to hot for this plant. Learn how to grow this Native American passion flower to cover a wall or a fence or cultivate so it remains in a container. I'm wondering if I could successfully over-winter this plant in a protected spot, with added protection such as hilling up & using a thick layer of mulch. W:). The center is ringed with white and purple colors. Up to you whether the striking flowers are worth the hassle of whacking away with a machete or enduring your neighbor's curses. Passion fruit can be eaten raw by popping them open and eating the pulp and crunchy seeds. i... read more tried to tear out all roots in the bed (in the greenhouse) where the mother plant stood, but now i have again several shoots. When I first planted the vine I had a problem with it turning yellow all the time because the soil had not been amended yet. They have no fragrence here. On Apr 20, 2003, Stonebec from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b) wrote: Mine has been growing well on a fence for three years. ),invited itself into my garden, and thereby hangs its negative characteristic: it's invasive. Tell you the truth, this particular passionflower, the P. This tropical-looking plant grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 9. My vines grew to 5 meters long, but they weren´t getting much light. I love this flower but I should warn everyone that left to its own devices even in poor clay soil conditions it can develop a rather extensive root system under the surface of the ground, I see it sending up shoots sometimes 10 to 15 feet away from the parent plant. My parrot loves them though, and considers them a delicacy. The nectar rich flowers are adored by larger bees and the foliage is a host to a variety of butterflies. Ours grows really well on the edge of the woods and does great without any care. The foliage consists of deep blue-green 3-5 lobed leaves which create a perfect backdrop for the flowers. On Sep 27, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (Zone 11) wrote: I grew this plant from seeds nine years ago. Bears large, white sometimes blushed with pale pink flowers with blue/purple and white banded corona fillaments. If it weren't for all the caterpillars stripping it of every vestige of green, it might be a nice plant. Once the vines are large enough to handle transplant them into small individual plant pots. vines. Maypops is a host plant for the Gulf Fritillary and is a native to the southeast. I know I had incarnata at one time, but that was years ago. On Oct 8, 2012, woofess from Upper Swan, FM (Zone 10a) wrote: This plant has taken over our garden. The kids stop by to see how it is as they enjoy the flowers so well. Note that in some gardens it can become invasive These make great privacy covers for the pesky holes in the fence! But give it room. Passion vine flowers are vividly colorful and the vines of some varieties produce passion fruit. Since I didn´t have much room, I selected the three strongest plants and replanted them. Then I took it outside in mid May...it got hit a bit by cold and was slow to get going but by the end of the summer it had really taken off and I got a few suckers popping up! The earliest known Passion flower hybrids were created in the early 19th century. Today my husband and I found the vine in several places on property we have purchased and in one area the vine has fruit. Now I fight with it each day to keep it out of my Azalia bushes. When dried, they have a mild cucumber scent. On Jun 2, 2007, ladie_39 from victoria, BC (Zone 6b) wrote: i live on vancouver island in the great pacific northwest, and i have had WONDERFUL success over the past 3 years with my passionflower vine, until THIS YEAR..it is now june 2, 2007 and it is still a mass of wood stock not even a hint of green there, i am wondering if i should cut it back NOW, or perhaps fertilize it and see what happens with it...any help with regards to this would be appreciated...thanks marianne. But the blooms are lovely. On Oct 10, 2003, dahlia_guy from Saint Helens, OR wrote: Fun plant. The ovary and stamens are held ato… 4 weeks. my experience is that this plant doesn´t grow well without much heat and sun. Wait till they see the fruit!!!! Family: Passion Flower (Passifloraceae) Hardy to Zones 6 to 12 (Maypop, Passion Flower, Passion Vine) Herbaceous or woody vine, native to the southeastern and eastern US. Complex 4 flowers keep coming all summer and don't stop until late fall! The natural habitat includes the area between Virginia and Kentucky, south to Florida and Texas. The soil is very rocky,... read more with a lot of sand and very little actual dirt. Passion flowers are considered to be hardy in USDA zones 5-9, but they should be planted in a protected location and mulched heavily if severe cold threatens. On Aug 10, 2007, VaBeachLil from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b) wrote: We planted our Passion flower, from a two gallon pot we purchased at the nursery. This vine-growing plant produces a … The hardy passionflower grows best in full sun exposure. Will root in approx. I am using it to cover a clothesline pole that is cemented in our garden and stands about 20 feet tall. Passiflora caerulea. On May 12, 2005, twenty2libras from Greenwell Springs, LA (Zone 8b) wrote: LOVE this vine, roots so easy, prolific bloomer, does great in containers with a trellis. The fragrance from the blossoms attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Potato Heads of the plant world: Too many parts, each sillier than the next. Description Passiflora Incarnata ‘Maypop’ Is Cold Hardy AND Drought Tolerant! $6.99. I won't give it a negative because of its pretty flowers but I give it a neutral because it will not fruit. The white outer petals open wide, revealing a yellowish-green center surrounded by narrow blue petals. I literally was about to throw the whole thing in the trash but my boyfriend convinced me to wait another week and then they finally sprouted. Being a child of the late 40's I remember the passion vine as a plant that had me hooked on horticulture as it was so exotic and strange. It does grow fast though. aka Blue Passion Flower, Blue Passion Vine, Blue Passionflower, Blue Passionvine, Hardy Passionflower Have had some problems with a few runners coming up (two so far), but I do not mind because the flowers are stunning. On Dec 29, 2007, arthulse from Weaverville, NC wrote: Purchased this at a nursery where it was listed as maypops. Amazingly, they survived, and started growing again. Because only in a 5 gallon pot. As it was so prevalently grown to cover outhouses. i think our summer heat of 100F+ is too much for it to make blooms. I live in a warm mediterranean climate. I live in an apartment, so there was no way I could put them under full sun, but they persisted anyway. On Nov 1, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote: Edgewood, Washington I just ignored it as I didn't know what it was, other than to spray a little Miracle Grown on it every now and then. I have heavy soil so I started piling up compost, bark and other things around the base of the vine to help provide the nutrients it needs to grow. Now the blossoms have started and I'm seeing new baby caterpillars and eggs on the ... read morevines. But if anyone wants to start with a ... read moregood specimen instead of chancing to grow them from seed, (this way you are sure of plant variety), get the one from Monrovia growers. On Mar 8, 2006, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote: I started this plant from seed about 2 ½ years ago, and the first summer the seedling didn't grow very much at all untill I brought it in for the winter when it REALLY took off. It blooms daily. I am concerned with how to care for it over the winter, and I am going to have to move it to the fence to give it more room of it's own and to let it climb. I had them in a 2' pot for about 2 years where they only managed to get about 3' tall. Feed the Passion Vine regularly before and during the flowering season. It wasn't. The flowers feel almost like plastic. I'll keep you posted on their winter survival. 108 types of Passiflora. It doesn't seem to get any diseases, and though it seems the fritillary butterfly caterpillars are using it as a host plant, ... read morethey don't eat enough of it to even be noticeable. Flower buds are appearing. Hardy Passion Flower 5 Seeds - Maypop - Passiflora by Hirts: Seed; Vines & Groundcovers 2.1 out of 5 stars 28. Different types of passion flower vines are available in commerce, some hardier than the native varieties. Maypop fruits are greenish yellow with the delicious and sprightly taste of tropical Passionfruit. tried to tear out all roots in the bed (in the greenhouse) where the mother plant stood, but now i have again several shoots. good specimen instead of chancing to grow them from seed, (this way you are sure of plant variety), get the one from Monrovia growers. At least here in California. It is fun to watch. 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