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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-40 feet
Plant Spread: 4-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Common names
  • Amethyst Passion Flower
  • Passionflower
  • Passion Vine
  • Passionvine

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Comments:
  • Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on Mar 19, 2014 1:39 PM concerning plant:
    Some people grow passion vines for the butterflies, while some prefer the blooms. I am of the butterfly camp. This is a great host plant for the Gulf Fritillary butterfly. They are definitely attracted to it but at the same time, the plant tends to grow quickly enough that I've never felt that it was overwhelmed by them. Zebra Longwings, however, tend to prefer the native passion vines (P. lutea, P. suberosa) and I have never had the Zebra caterpillars on this particular passion vine. Be careful and plan ahead when you plant it because it will grow and spread over anything in its path. I'm in zone 9b and have never protected this plant through the winter and never had the first problem with it.

    If you are a butterfly fan but still hoping for blooms, you may have to give the plant a couple of years. The first two years or so I hardly saw a bloom, but now that the plant is big enough, I get a pretty good flush of blooms early in the spring and late in the fall when the butterflies aren't nearly as prevalent. But even in the peak of caterpillar munching, I'll still get a bloom here and there to enjoy.
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