Botanical Name: Passiflora incarnate
Height: 4' - 6'.
Spacing: 4' - 6'.
Depth: Needs shelter from the cold, drying Winter winds.
Spread: 4' - 6'.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Green center surrounded by blue-purple to cream colorful filaments.
Foliage: Compound leaves comprised of 3 to 5 finely toothed leaflets in dark green up to 6 inches long.
Blooms: Summer for several weeks.
Fruit: Edible, egg-shaped yellow fruit.
Flower Form: Bowl shaped, 1 1/2 - 2 inches across, thin, wiry coronas.
Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth.
Pruning: Trim as needed after flowering or after fruit is harvested.
Comments: Ideal for covering a wall, trellis or decorative vine support. This hardy perennial vine bears very unique flowers. Flowers are 1 1/2 - 2 inches wide with thread-like extensions in cream with blue-purple around the center. Native to the Eastern United States. Passion Flower or also commonly called Maypop, freezes to the ground each Winter, only to re-grow, flower and produce edible fruit each growing season.
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