Passiflora incaranata / Passionflower
Passiflora incarnata is a plant, when in bloom, that is hard to forget! Also known as purple passionflower, Passiflora incarnata is a rapid growing climbing vine with dark green, three-lobed leaves and a showy 2.5” purple bloom. The flowers bloom in the summer and have a delicate fruity fragrance. The flowers leave behind a round edible fruit known as a maypop, named for the pop! sound they make when stepped on. These fruits can be eaten fresh or made into a jelly. Wildlife love this plant as well! Pollinators, especially butterflies are fond of the passionflower, and small birds and mammals eat the fruit. Passiflora incarnata has been used medicinally to enhance mood. This plant is easily grown in medium to well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It may need protection during cold winters.
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