Passiflora incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal - Plant
Description for Passiflora incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal
Passiflora Incarnata is a synonym of Passiflora edulis Sims. It is a fast-growing perennial vine. Passion flowers have beautifully complex blossoms.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine||White with purple crown||Summer||Up to 8 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought. Roots appreciate a loose mulch. Plant your vine in a rich commercial indoor potting soil and keep it uniformly moist, not wet. You can plant them indoor at window side with bright sunlight.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||18 to 28 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Passiflora incarnata
- Carry out pruning just after flowering by shortening flowered tips and side shoots to a couple of buds.
- Water them more sparingly during the winter.
- The tops will be killed off during winter, but if you mulch deeply, your passion flower plant will return with new shoots in the spring.
- Two applications of a well-balanced fertilizer per year, once in early spring and one in midsummer.
Typical uses of Passiflora incarnata
Special features: May be used on trellises, arbors, walls or fences. The unique flower and edible fruit make this vine an extremely interesting plant for the garden.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It is best for trellises, arbors, walls or fences. The unique flower and edible fruit (occasionally) make this vine an extremely interesting plant for the garden.
Medicinal use: The plant being used as a herbal medicine to treat nervous anxiety and insomnia.
Note:Please consult your health expert before using it.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
Awesome plant. Got flowers after 6 months but worth waiting. My son said this is my favorite flower in the house .
100 blue petals - as Kauravas.
5 of yellow in the centre - Pandavas.
The green bulb in the centre symbolises Draupadi, queen of Pandava
100 blue petals representing 100 kauravs ;5 yellow representing 5 pandavas, 3 petals representing trinity of ShriBramha , Vishnu ,Mahesh. The centre depicts Krishna's Sudarshna Chakra.