To muddle matters further, most are vines, but some are shrubs, annuals, perennials, and even trees and some also produce edible fruits. 4 weeks. I will experiment next year with this Hardy Blue Passion Vine on one side of our yard and the Maypop Passion Vine on the other side and see if there is a difference in it's attractiveness for the butterflies next year...it should prove to be interesting! 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). It has been a joy to watch the flowers all summer. A wonderful bit of green when all else is white and brown!! Passion flowers may look exotic, but in fact they are easy to grow, and Passiflora caerulea, commonly known as the Blue Passion Flower is hardy with an abundance of showy flowers in the summer. I am very excited about finding it and will try to get it started in our yard. Potato Heads of the plant world: Too many parts, each sillier than the next. Known as granadilla, Passiflora edulis is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 10 through 12, says the Missouri Botanical Garden. It must have grow at least 4 ½ to 5 feet in its first winter! Docturf (july 31, 2007). This is also a very easy plant to root via stem cuttings. In mild climates, this vine grows as an evergreen plant, but dies back to the ground when exposed to freezing temperatures. i think you should be carefull where you let this species grow, because it grows quite strong and fast when it has a place with much heat and sun. I just went out today 11/1/03 to check my Rockery garden as we had a hard freeze. 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. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Passiflora Species, Blue … Passion Flower is one of the most incredible easy to grow climbers, yet is rarely found in garden centers, especially Roberta’s Hardy Passion Flower. On Dec 29, 2007, arthulse from Weaverville, NC wrote: Purchased this at a nursery where it was listed as maypops. Now the blossoms have started and I'm seeing new baby caterpillars and eggs on the ... read morevines. On Mar 7, 2014, Corsetiere from Columbus, OH wrote: We started our passionflowers from seed and they took FOREVER to germinate! Anyone who... read more wants to plant it must be very careful with their plants. We have to cut it back once a week or its reaching across the walkway by the pond. Dies back to ground in exteme cold winters but recovers in spring. But at least it produces massive quantities of fruit (my guess is my 1 year old seedling produced at least 200 fruits this year).. At least the Frittalary caterpillars don't seem to affect fruit production, nor do they damage the fruits.... sadly the fruits are 90% hollow, with only a 'dollop' of barely edible bright red seeds inside. I've tried both with rooting hormone and without, and saw no difference in results. Passiflora x violacea 'Victoria' (Passion Flower) is a vigorous evergreen climber with deep pink flowers adorned with a ring of dark purple-red coronal filaments tipped with white. 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. Can be grown in the ground or in a large container, which can be brought indoors to a cool sunny place to overwinter north of zone 6. This plant does not tolerate any shade. On Jul 24, 2004, hollyg from Clinton, LA wrote: I purchased a plant about four years ago and lost it over the winter. Amazingly, they survived, and started growing again. They all share exotic flowers that only remain open for about one day. I had them in a 2' pot for about 2 years where they only managed to get about 3' tall. 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. 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. Now, in 2007, the plant has produced over 80 blooms and is still forming new flower buds. I've only gotten fruit one time and it rotted before it fully ripened. The Blue Passion flower requires only a little attention and is a green wheelbarrow plant. vines. On Sep 25, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote: This plant is terribly invasive here. 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. All three plants died at the same time. The plant prefers full sun, dryish soils and a trellis. 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. 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. Most of the stem died in the winter but it sprung back and is now over four feet! 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! Tell you the truth, this particular passionflower, the P. I have no doubt it survived its first winter and now I'm waiting to see it in the spring! Maypops is a much better choice since it is native and is a host plant for butterflies. This was a first year plant, about 6" tall that my daughter had given me, that was half dead in her yard. 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. Because only in a 5 gallon pot. Blue passion flower is introduced and I have found it to be very aggressive. This is a specific food plant for the caterpillar stage of the Gulf Fritillary butterfly. 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. Once the vines are large enough to handle transplant them into small individual plant pots. Can be invasive but is also very easy to control by cutting back runners every few weeks. My only concern is the winter, when I plan to protect the heck out of it. I saw the base of the stem, and it was totally rotten. Please don't repeat my mistake so just plant this in a pot! Passion flower 260-1000 mg has been taken 30-90 minutes before dental surgery. The larvae or caterpillars eat the leaves and can strip the plant bare if the plant is slow growing. in my eyes it is in the worst case a quite showy pest, nothing to worry about. The kids stop by to see how it is as they enjoy the flowers so well. Hardy, award-winning Passiflora 'Incense' is a fast-growing deciduous climber with fragrant, royal purple flowers, 5 in. My blue passion flower was not only still blooming and beautiful but.. as I poked around I found fruit !!!! 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. The flowers, of course, are really beautiful, but are not worth it, due to its aggressive nature. 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. It just makes a mess. This flowering vine acts as a nursery plant for the gulf fritillary butterfly, which lays its eggs on the leaves. My father told me it used to grow in the woods when he was a child and they called it "Maypop". Passion Flowers are very susceptible to a number of diseases and parasites. She appeared hardy enough for me and has survived a harsh winter 2002/2003 with temps down to - 18 C Well..I don't know any other flower that sticks so nicely on my pics...it has such a very interesting shape. Passion fruit is also cooked for jellies, jams and juice. Hardy Passion Vine Passion Vine flowers: The Mr. On Jul 30, 2007, dragonplant from Chapel Hill, NC (Zone 7a) wrote: I am in zone 7, NC. I live in an apartment, so there was no way I could put them under full sun, but they persisted anyway. (The hurricane knocked down the blooms, but I got some more.) 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. in the summer some places in the greenhouse are so hot that you burn your hands when you touch them. Maypop Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Beautiful flowers, fragrance and succulent fruit are characteristic of this native North American Passion Flower. The natural habitat includes the area between Virginia and Kentucky, south to Florida and Texas. tried to tear out all roots in the bed (in the greenhouse) where the mother plant stood, but now i have again several shoots. Maypops is a host plant for the Gulf Fritillary and is a native to the southeast. The fruit is green now and about two inches long. The hybrid forms seem to be prettier (i.e., more purple). The fragrance from the blossoms attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. 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. Passion Flowers are easy to grow. After a while, when the plantlets were still less than 10cm tall, they got attacked by caterpillars. This tropical-looking plant grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 9. 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. 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. Note that in some gardens it can become invasive The kids stop by to see how it is as they enjoy the flowers so well. Followed by orange, eg shaped fruit with an insipid flavour. 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. It is fun to watch. It throws up suckers everywhere, strangling shrubs and trees. She has an Associate of Arts from Rogue Community College with a certificate in computer information systems. Bears large, white sometimes blushed with pale pink flowers with blue/purple and white banded corona fillaments. The Passion Flower Vine is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 through the tropics. 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. Bahama Blue Passion Flower is a beautiful and vigorous free flowering selection of the Blue Crown Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea, with all its hardiness and reliability. they don't eat enough of it to even be noticeable. Using these methods it may be possible to grow the more colourful species - even in Britain. The earliest known Passion flower hybrids were created in the early 19th century. 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. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged so plant in well-draining soil. anyway, i have kept its root cool by mulching and it receives full sun. Passion flowers are vigorous vines, native to the Americas, which give your garden a tropical look. Ours grows really well on the edge of the woods and does great without any care. It has stayed green throughout mild winters and would flower earlier than when it has died back. The ovary and stamens are held ato… I hope we will get some blooms this summer! In one season we had plants emerging as much as 8 feet away from the parent. 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. I planted it in July and it's taller than me already. 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. I took that as an oppertunity to wind them around a chicken wire trellace so they would be up off the ground. As much as this plant has endured with shipping, cold weather, low sun, and general neglect-I am very impressed with it. Ours came into the garden via a bird sown seed from a neighbours plant. It even forms thickets in sandy soil areas open to full sun exposure. I think it must need a longer heat period than we get here. Blue Passion Flower Vine Blue Passion Flower vine is a vigorous, tendril vine growing to 10 m (33 ft) or more, with fragrant, blue-white flowers with a prominent fringe of coronal filaments in bands of blue, white, and brown. The first year it filled in and grew, we had a whole hoard of caterpillars eat away the leaves, leaving the vines bare. Passion fruit can be eaten raw by popping them open and eating the pulp and crunchy seeds. At least here in California. Great for show-n-tell at school. It gets watered every 2 days by a watering system, and it grows like a weed! For cooler climates, plant your passion flower vine near a foundation on a building or near a large rock or concrete surface. On Mar 3, 2008, distantkin from Saint Cloud, MN (Zone 4b) wrote: I was given this plant in the fall as a bit of root and about a 2 foot long vine with maybe 3 leaves on it. There’s a few varieties to choose from, including the common passion flower, Passiflora caerulea, which is hardy in most regions of the British isles despite being native to the tropics of South America. 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 only thing I do not care for is how it dies back completely and has to start over each Spring. Prune 1/2 the stems hard in early summer, and tip prune the rest. It is now almost Spring, this wonderful guy is still in my office and climbing the wall. I went out one day after we had freezing rain/sleet/snow and the whole thing was encased in ice and falling over. The genus Passiflora contains over 400 species, so the common name passion flower can be a bit confusing. It was the first time I got sucessful with seedlings. Have had some problems with a few runners coming up (two so far), but I do not mind because the flowers are stunning. Wait till they see the fruit!!!! 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. Has mid-dark green leaves with 3-9 (more usually 5) lobes. Within a year it was flowering and trying to pull down the fence. An attractive and very hardy perennial vine native to the Eastern U.S., Maypop produces abundant, showy, pinkish purple flowers from July until frost. On Jun 10, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote: On Jun 6, 2004, nick89 from Tallahassee, FL (Zone 8b) wrote: I got a blue passionflower through the mail a year ago and planted it. Learn how to grow this Native American passion flower to cover a wall or a fence or cultivate so it remains in a container. But the blooms are lovely. Resembling an alien from the Saturday science fiction movies. Magnolia Gardens Nursery: Passiflora Incarnata Hardy Passionflower, Maypops, Plants For A Future: Passiflora Incarnata, Edible Plant Project: Maypop Passion Fruit (Passiflora Incarnata). The roots put on excess leafy growth unless contained. In late summer, yellow oval fruit appears as the blossoms fade on the passionflower vine. On Oct 10, 2003, dahlia_guy from Saint Helens, OR wrote: Fun plant. Flower buds are appearing. Passionflower, Passiflora: Passion Vine Passion vine can solve many problems in a landscape. Description Passiflora Incarnata ‘Maypop’ Is Cold Hardy AND Drought Tolerant! On Sep 14, 2014, ang3L from Merced, CA wrote: I am from Merced CA and we have a very Mediterranean (cool wet non snowy winters where grass grows followed by 6 hot months without rain) climate here. Repotting and pruning are usually done in late fall, before spring stimulates fresh new growth. Being root bound encourages this plant to produce more flowers and fruit. Its making its first flowers now, in its second year, and its got a ton of them. W:). i can´t understand how plant part of this species can survive there, they look all very healthy and even seem to like it there. I have avoided fertilizing it as it requires poor soil to bloom but no avail. There has been no flowers but I am hoping to plant it in a nicer pot in the Spring and let it go mad outside as soon as the weather permits. 82 members have or want this plant for trade. 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. 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. My vines grew to 5 meters long, but they weren´t getting much light. 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. Flowers are beautiful but mine will not fruit! Dying back each year eliminates the need to prune the vines back to control the size. This is the hardiest of the Passion Flowers growing as far north as New England. Now they are growing wildly indoors, in pots. Maypop freezes … They are awesome! 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 Oct 8, 2012, woofess from Upper Swan, FM (Zone 10a) wrote: This plant has taken over our garden. Complex 4 flowers keep coming all summer and don't stop until late fall! I have it growing in a circular shape on a low wood trellis, for lack of anything else to do with it. Fast growing climber from South America. I did not plant this passionfruit, so I suspect it is the root stock of a grafted one that died. I was pleased to find a hardy variety this year. Great for show-n-tell at school. Passiflora caerulea. Flower is interesting when dried face down with light weight applied. Flowers are outstanding, of course. Have to laugh, when we would visit family in warm California they all called it the "shithouse vine". my plant stands in a green house and grows easily 5+m in one growing season (i´m located in the temperature climate). When I moved I planted them in the ground and they took off running! 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. aka Blue Passion Flower, Blue Passion Vine, Blue Passionflower, Blue Passionvine, Hardy Passionflower On Aug 10, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote: This plant grows like a weed! When dried, they have a mild cucumber scent. I wanted to see how everything was reacting to the cold. It seems to be a very happy evergreen here and does well in drought once established. $5.00. 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. They have no fragrence here. The white outer petals open wide, revealing a yellowish-green center surrounded by narrow blue petals. Up to you whether the striking flowers are worth the hassle of whacking away with a machete or enduring your neighbor's curses. The flowers are wonderfully large, three dimensional, complex, purple and white. And an extremely pretty, very purple hybrid--Amethyst, I guess. It's very powerful so you have to be careful not to let it grab onto anything else. Few are hardy however and fewer still are polyploid, Polyploidy means having more than the usual two sets of paired chromosomes. This vine-growing plant produces a … The soil is very rocky,... read more with a lot of sand and very little actual dirt. The fruit tends to fall off the stems when ripe. These types of features tend to absorb and radiate heat and will help keep your Passiflora vine remain a little warmer than it otherwise will be. across (12 cm), adorned with a ring of paler, wavy filaments. 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. Maypop fruits are greenish yellow with the delicious and sprightly taste of tropical Passionfruit. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 822,168 views Hardy passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is also known as maypop, which is a flowering vine native to North America. I am dissapointed that the blooms only last a day though. 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. Back completely and has to start over each spring the Desert with little care - Duration:.! 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