Passiflora incarnata

Passion Flower

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Words cannot describe the beauty of the Passion Flower, a perennial vine climbing with tendrils. Flowers are heavily sweet-scented, 2- to 3-inches wide, and combine white, green, blue, and purple. They have exotic floral appendages, protrusions, and frills. Given a dry, sunny location, and a fence or trellis to climb on, these vines will flourish and flower from mid to late summer. Although this plant is aggressive and tougher than nails once established, it is sometimes difficult to establish. We strongly recommend late spring or summer planting. In addition to the intricately structured flowers, Passion Flower also produces tasty lime-shaped fruits used in making ice cream and jelly. Passion flower is also a host plant for the larvae of several butterflies including the gulf fritillary and the zebra longwing.



Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture

Plant Type

Vine Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


36 or taller

Flower Color

Purple, Green, White




Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8, 9