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Passiflora incarnata

Native Plants

Wild Passionflower

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Summary

An attractive herbaceous perennial vine that delicately intertwines amongst shrubs and small trees, wild passionflower (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 adorning 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 supporting plants like Diabolo® Atlantic ninebark(Physocarpus opulifoliusMonlo’), American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and common bayberry (Morella pensylvanica). Grow with mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), tall ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia), and tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris) for blooming companions. Zones 5-9. 


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