Passiflora suberosa

corkystem passion-flower


wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen


Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis or let climb a tree. Can also be used as a groundcover. Flowers are small but attractive. Blooms all year. Grown primarily as a larval host plant.
Propagation: Seed (slow to sprout) and root division.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral to calcareous.


wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) and Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charitonius).
Native Habitats: Pinelands, hammocks, shell middens.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

In some parts of the world, this is an invasive species. In Florida, it is well behaved.