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MAYPOP PASSIONFLOWER

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MAYPOP PASSIONFLOWER

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Passiflora incarnata North American Passionflower or Maypop as it is known in the Appalachian region where it originates, has stunning and exotic looking blossoms. It is a climbing vine that will naturalize on a fence or trellised area. The vine produces large purple intricate flowers with pronounced anthers and stigmas in the center and a spectacular array of filaments and petals in shades of lavender, purple and white. This bright wavy petal structure attracts bees through the growing season pollinating the flowers maturing to sweet edible fruits. The three lobed leaves are large and shade producing, making an attractive privacy screen, or living wall. Believed to have sedative qualities, the whole aerial portion when in flower can be harvested and dried for a soothing nighttime tea. This herbaceous perennial vine will reach 6-8 feet in sun or part shade and blooms throughout the growing season from mid-summer through frost. Hardy in zones 5–9.   

Ships free! Available for a limited time: order by June 11th or while supplies last. The plants will ship in order received by end of June in 3 ½” pots. Available only within the contiguous US.
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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 any desired pot. If planting in the ground, select a location with well-drained soil, spacing the plants 3-5 feet apart. Provide a support structure for the vigorous vines to climb; a trellis, fence, or arbor should suffice.

Cultivation
The Maypop vine will die back to the ground during cold winters only to pop back up the following May. Flowers give way to small, yellow, edible passion fruits. Allow the vigorous vines to climb up trellises, over arbors, or on fences.

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. For plants in the ground, mulch well in autumn to protect the roots; the vines may die back to the ground over the winter eventually naturalizing.

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.

Hardiness
Zone 5 (-20°F).

Bloom Time
Mid-summer to frost.

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