Passiflora incarnata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Passion Vine, Maypop, Purple Passion Flower


Plant Specifics

Size:Stems 3-10 ft long, sprawling and scrambling over other vegetation.
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue,purple
Fruit Color:Yellow,green
Phenology:Deciduous, winter dormant. Blooms spring to fall.
Habitats:Disturbed, brushy areas or disturbed upland hardwood forest, sandhill and scrub.


Recommended Uses:Given the proper support this plant makes an excellent climbing vine hedge.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Sand



The young tendrils of purple passionvine are eaten by wild turkey.  Wildlife eat the fruits.

Purple passionflower is larval host plant for numerous butterfly species, including Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) and Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia), the state butterfly of Florida. It also is host to the Crimson Patch Longwing (Heliconius erato), Red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)and Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) butterflies.

Pollinated by bees.