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Passiflora incarnata

Native Plants

Wild Passionflower

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An attractive herbaceous perennial vine delicately intertwining amongst shrubs and small trees, Passiflora incarnata provides an extended season of bloom from summer to early fall. Tropical in floral appearance and texture, the purple and white blooms give the effect of fringed pinwheels which adorn woody plants in the garden. Best planted in full sun, it grows in most soil types with good drainage. Spreading underground, this vine grows rapidly and can reach lengths of 25’ in a growing season. Weave tendrils among supports like Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’, Callicarpa americana, and Morella pensylvanica. Grow with Conoclinium coelestinum, Vernonia angustifolia, and Coreopsis tripteris for blooming companions.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, early-summer, late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
    lavender, purple, white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Other Common Names
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green, orange, yellow