Product Description:

Passiflora incarnata These exotic, butterfly-attracting flowers are show-stoppers in the garden. Individual flowers open to 5 inches across, boasting violet petals under a burst of purple thread-like coronas. One of the hardiest passionflowers you can grow, the Incense vine will die back to the ground during cold winters only to pop back up the following spring. Blooming from mid-summer through frost, the richly fragrant flowers may give way to small, egg-shaped, yellow, edible passion fruit. Allow the vigorous vines to scramble up trellises, over arbors, or on fences. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Passionflower plants are shipped in 3 ½ inch pots at the end of April/beginning of May. Order early for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order, and may be obtained below. Available only within the contiguous US.
  • Key Features:


  • Key Features:

Plant Spacing 10-15'
Plant height 15-20'
Hardiness Zone 5-9

Passiflora incarnata

Initial Instructions
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to full exposure. If you are keeping your passionflower in a container, re-pot it into a 6-8 inch diameter pot. The plant will require re-potting to a larger container as it grows. Up-pot when the plant appears root bound or when large roots push out the drainage holes. If planting in the ground, select a location with well-drained soil, spacing the plants 10-15 feet apart. Provide a support structure for the vigorous vines to climb; a trellis, fence, or arbor should suffice.

Water regularly during the first growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Fertilize lightly early in the season with a well-balanced fertilizer. Prune as needed to maintain shape and train the plant to your support structure. For plants in the ground, mulch well in autumn to protect the roots; the vines may die back to the ground over the winter.

Pests & Diseases
Our passionflowers are not bothered by pests or diseases.

Soil Type
Standard potting soil in containers or well-drained soil in the ground.

Light Requirements
Full sun to part shade.


Bloom Time
Mid-summer to frost