Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Lavender, Purple, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
20
feet

Spread:

12 to
20
feet
Size
Height: 12 to
20
feet
Spread: 12 to
20
feet
Size
Height: 12 to
20
feet
Spread: 12 to
20
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Will sprawl and climb through other plants to add interesting effects.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Can grow in extremely poor soil, in rich soil it will grow rampantly! Extremely adaptable, prefers sun.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

An exotic flowering vine native to southern Missouri. Climbs by tendrils. The intricately fringed flowers, produced from mid summer to early fall are purplish blue with pink and white parts. Each flower is up to three inches across. The leaves are dark green and deeply lobed. The fruit is egg-shaped, up to 2″ long, yellow when ripe, and is edible, having a sweet pulp similar to citrus. Edible and medicinal.

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