- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Mature Width 3 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
The lovely and unique flowers of the Maypop Purple Passionflower are sure to leave an impression. Also known as Passiflora incarnata, this vining perennial blooms from mid-summer until early fall. This plant is a continuous bloomer with each flower only lasting about one day. The flowers have purple filaments that cover broad, flat, lavender petals. The fragrant flowers produce a fruit, known as maypops, that can be eaten from the vine or used in jams and jellies. The flowers are offset by dark green, deeply lobed foliage.
Grow the Maypop Purple Passionflower in beds or borders. This climbing vine needs support, so give it a trellis, arbor, fence, or something it can hold on to. The unique flowers attract butterflies, and birds enjoy the fruit. This tropical-looking vine is a perennial in zones 5 through 9.
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Maypop Purple Passionflower Care
This vining plant is a fast grower and requires full to partial sun. Morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal Plant Maypop Purple in moist, well-drained soil that is neutral to acidic in pH. Soil with high organic content supports this plant's growth. Water this plant once or twice per week or whenever the top few inches of soil are dry. Passionflower plants are heavy feeders, so in addition to planting in rich soil, feed this plant every 6 to 8 weeks starting in the spring using a balanced fertilizer.
Passionflower plants bloom on new wood, so prune the plant in the early spring to remove old, woody growth. Pruning old growth will encourage new growth, creating a more full look and encouraging more flowers.
Maypop Purple Passionflower Spacing
The Maypop Purple Passionflower is a vining plant that can reach 6 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide. Provide a trellis or support for this plant to climb, and space plants 5 to 6 feet apart.
Maypop Purple Passionflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 3 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple, White|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Maypop Purple Passionflower|
|Other Name(s): Purple Passionflower|
|Scientific Name: Passiflora incarnata|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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