Users' questions

How do you grow Passiflora lutea?

How do you grow Passiflora lutea?

Plant this vine in fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade in the butterfly or pollinator garden. It will grow on a trellis or fence or sprawl on the ground. This plant is much better behaved in the garden than P. incarnata and is resistant to damage by deer.

How long does it take for Passiflora to grow?

12 to 18 months
How to Harvest Passion Fruit. Passion fruit typically takes 12 to 18 months to bear fruit, so if you plant your seed or seedling in early spring it should be ready to harvest by early summer or fall of the following year. If you live in a tropical climate, the plants will flower and fruit year-round.

Is Passiflora easy to grow?

Passion flowers may look exotic, but in fact they are easy to grow, and Passiflora caerulea, commonly known as the Blue Passion Flower is hardy with an abundance of showy flowers in the summer.

Does Passionflower come back every year?

Most varieties will grow in Zones 7-10. Because they are vines, the best place for growing passion flowers is along a trellis or fence. The tops will be killed off during winter, but if you mulch deeply, your passion flower will return with new shoots in the spring.

Is the passion flower a perennial or annual?

Passion flowers have a look and reputation for being exotic and hard to grow. However, this perennial vine is widely adapted in USDA zone 6 to 10 gardens, flowering from mid-summer until frost. Passion flowers are also called passion vines because of their growth.

Is yellow passion flower poisonous?

This tropical species of the passion flower family is the most poisonous plant in the world, according to the University of Berkeley. Its tuberous roots include a deadly mix of cyanide and a slower-acting poison unique to this plant.

Is Passionflower safe to take?

According to the NCCIH , passionflower is generally considered safe. But it may cause some side effects, such as: sleepiness. dizziness.

Will passionflower grow in part shade?

To keep your passionflower vines healthy and blooming, plant them in full sun to partial shade. In extremely hot climates, some afternoon shade is appreciated. Passionflowers generally need at least four to six full hours of sunlight a day (or more in cooler climates).

Are purple passion flowers poisonous?

About Purple Passion Purple passion plant is named for the velvety purple hairs that cover its bright green, lobed foliage. The plant is listed by the National Gardening Association as non-toxic for humans and pets, including dogs and cats, birds and reptiles.

Can you take a cutting from a passion flower?

Propagation. Like most climbers, passion flower can be layered in spring, but also take well from softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Where can I find a Passiflora lutea plant?

Passiflora lutea is actually the hardiest of all passiflora species. It is probably a zone 5 plant. It is native to the Southeast, ranging from the coasts north to Pennsylvania and Ohio and west to Kansas. Having never seen this plant before in my area of Northeast Tennessee, it took some time to finally identify it.

How tall does Passiflora lutea passionflower get?

Passiflora lutea is sometimes called the Dwarf Passionflower, and the Hardy Yellow Passionflower. It is certainly smaller growing than P. incarnata but may reach 15’H or more once well-established and particularly so if grown in the shade. This is the average expected mature height by width in feet or inches.

How much does a passion flower plant cost?

Buy 18 or more of the SAME plant, the price per plant drops by $1.00. Passion Flower is a vine and climber with beautiful purple, fragrant flowers that may not flower the first year. It’s climbing habit may require the help of a trellis. Once this plant flowers you will be able to watch as butterflies, bees, and birds will attract to the flower.

What kind of flowers are on a passion vine?

Bahama Blue Passion Flower, Passion Vine Passiflora caerulea ‘Bahama Blue’ 4-5″ wide flowers with white petals and sepals are topped by a crown of white filaments with a light purple halo surrounding the central portion of these exotic looking flowers.