Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata 'Alba')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet - can grow 20 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet (.9-1.2 m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds
Scarify seeds: scratch seed lightly, soak in warm water
Needs specific temperature: 75 to 85F
Days to germinate: 30 to 90
Depth to plant seed: shallow; half inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees

Beautiful white form of incarnata. Host plant for Gulf Fritillary

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Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Aug 23, 2014 12:16 PM

This is a beautiful vine that is a host plant for butterflies. Arrives in the spring and is in full bloom by the beginning to middle of our summer. Most commonly in my yard, it is the Gulf Fritillary that will drink of the nectar and lay the eggs. The caterpillars will totally devour this vine by the end of July or the beginning of August. I enjoy this plant, but my main purpose for growing it is for the butterflies. It does have a very light fragrance and produces substantial amounts of small fruits.

Beware, this plant will pop up everywhere, even in a nearby lawn. But pulling the unwanted plants is quite easy, and the multitude of visitors to enjoy it is well worth it in my estimation.

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