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botanical name:
Passiflora incarnata
Passiflora incarnata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Passion flower, Granadilla, Maypops
family:  Passifloraceae
characteristics: climber, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
fruit colour: yellow & green
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -16°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Vigorous tendril climber with alternate palmate 3 or 5-lobed leaves. Showy large white and purple flowers followed by large yellow-green skinned fruits.

Top growth is half-hardy and killed by frost, but established rootstocks are regarded as hardy in well drained soils and will re-shoot in spring.
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Keep on the dry side in winter.
If required, prune lightly in autumn. In spring old shoots can be cut back by about one third.

From seed or cuttings.

Ornamental climber for a warm location or good in a conservatory.

Leaves and seeds are used as an important medicinal herb, mainly for the treatment of insomnia and nervous conditions.

Fruits are edible.

other notes:
Native to southeastern USA

pronounced: pass-if-FLOR-uh in-kar-NAH-tuh
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