Maypop vine does not flower - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pgdcooksgard
June 30, 2010
The vine is growing all over, it is 3 years old, bloomed the 1st yr., has not bloomed since and has not attracted the caterpillar to it.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
It is not unusual for perennial plants to put more energy into vegetative growth and getting established than in flowering for several years after planting, so you may simply need to give your maypop more time. This vine does best in full or part sun, so poor flowering on an established plant might mean it needs more sun. The fact that it hasn't attracted the gulf fritillary caterpillar is an indication of a scarcity of egg-laying butterflies in your area; it doesn't have anything to do with the vine itself.

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