Beautiful flowers, fragrance and succulent fruit are characteristic of this native North American passion flower. Passiflora incarnata emerges in late spring, but this fast-growing perennial vine can reach more than 20’ in a single season. Multiple stems arise from the roots creating a nice, full specimen. Mid-summer to fall, dozens of 3”wide flowers with creamy pinkish-lavender petals and fully banded corollas appear daily, and they have a sweet fragrance. This is the hardiest of the passion flowers since it grows as far north as New England. ‘Maypop’ must be cross pollinated with another hardy passion flower to produce fruit. Passion flower tincture or tea is used in herbal medicine to help relieve anxiety and promote sleep.
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|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|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.