Purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
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Purple passionflower is a gorgeous native vine that is a host plant for number of butterflies. It spreads by root suckers, and it can pop up in unexpected places in the garden, but it can be controlled by removing the undesirable growth.
Grow it in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate some shade, but blooms better in full sun. Edible, egg-shaped fruit appears in July, matures to a yellow color and then falls to the ground. May be used on trellises, arbors, walls or fences.
AT A GLANCE
- Texas native
- Drought tolerant
- Full sun to part shade
- Wildlife value: butterflies, birds
- Host plant: Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Longwing, Crimson-patch longwing, Red-banded hairstreak, Julia butterfly, Mexican butterfly
|Bloom color||Magenta purple berries|
|Mature height||4-6 ft|
|Mature spread||4-6 ft|
|Sun exposure||Part sun to part shade|
|Bloom time||Berries in the fall|