The rare White Maypop Passion Flower is a native vine to the eastern United States. The pure white, fragrant, 2-3” flowers have frilly filaments, accented by ivory-colored stamens, and they bloom from summer through fall. The flowers are followed by tasty. egg-shaped, green fruits that ripen to yellow when mature and ready to eat. The woody vine has three-lobed, dark green leaves and it climbs by tendrils so give it a fence, trellis or other structure to grow on. It will die back to the ground in cold climates and often needs extra mulch for winter protection in zone 5. Maypop Passion Flowers are some of the last perennials to emerge in the spring, so be patient.
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Bloom Season||Fall, Summer|
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun|
|Plant Type||Fragrant, Hardy Garden Plant|
• One of the largest flowering hardy passion flowers.
• In cold zones, mulch to keep the soil from freezing too deeply.
• In warm zones, plant in a place where the suckers can be
• Self-pollinating flowers form edible fruit late in the season.
• One of the last plants to emerge out of dormancy, usually in May
or June...be patient.