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Purple Passionflower, Maypop
Scientific Name: Passiflora incarnata L.
Synonym:
Family: Passifloraceae
Purple Passionflower, Maypop (Passiflora  incarnata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-10,12-33
USDA: 6-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southeastern USA, Mexico

Growth Habits: Deciduous vine, climbing using tendrils, up to 20 feet long (6 m); 3-lobed (sometimes 5-lobed) leaves, 4 to 6 inches wide (10-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate water

Propagation: Softwood cuttings, seeds (slow to germinate), spreads by underground runners


Passiflora incarnata, Clarence A. Rechenthin. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Texas State Office.

Passiflora incarnata, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 565.

Blooming Habits:
Scented, white, lilac, or mauve flowers, 3 inches in diameter (7.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:
smooth, edible, egg-shaped fruits, 2 inch in diameter (5 cm), yellow when ripe.


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