This passionflower selection is a very beautiful plant which will grace your yard with some of the prettiest flowers you could hope for in its first year! Enjoy some tropical fruit which could be made into a delicious jam or sauce. This vining plant makes wonderful calming medicine which is gentle enough for an infant. One of our favorites.
Common name: Passionflower
Botanical name: Passiflora incarnata
Type: Vining herbaceous perennial hardy to 5 F
Scarification/Stratification: Give 30 days in cold, moist conditions and then sow warm.
Sow temp/season: Sow in late Fall.
Sow depth/spacing: 1/2 inch deep
Final spacing: 1 foot on trellis
Final height/spread: Will climb a 20 foot trellis with ease and 2 plants will completely cover trellis.
pH range: 5.5 – 7.5
Soil type: Rich, well-drained soil
Nutrition: Feed heavy Nitrogen during growth followed by Phosphorous and Potassium as flowers show
Drainage: Well drained
Sun: Full sun facing south
Time to maturity: 120 days from germination to full flower; another 45 days until fruit maturity.
Hilling: None needed
Suckering: Will spread underground close to the crown.
Propagation: Sow 10 seeds per 1 gallon pots, then individuate to individual gallons or transplant to landscape.
Hybridization: Will cross with any of the 300 species within a quarter mile.
Uses: Beautiful trellis plant, deliciously edible fruit, calming medicine.