Passiflora Incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal - Plant
Description for Passiflora Incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought. Roots appreciate a loose mulch.
The flower is complex, about 10 cm diameter, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in colour, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas.
It is said that passionflower got its name because its corona resembles the crown of thorns worn by Jesus Christ during the crucifixion. It symbolizes Christ's suffering on the cross. It is more commonly known as the crown of thorns.
This flower also resembles a rakhi which is worn on the wrist of every brother on Raksha Bandhan festival all over India as the symbol of a sisterâ€™s love for her brother.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Wild passion flower||White with purple crown||July to September||1.00 to 5.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Passiflora incarnata derived the early common name of Maypop from the way it just seems to pop out of the ground in May.
Maypops were eventually renamed as the Passion Flower by missionaries in the early 1500s, The missionaries believed (or professed) that several parts of the plant, including the petals, rays, and sepals, symbolized features of the crucifixion of Christ.
|Full sun, Partial sun||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||20 Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Passiflora Incarnata
- Passion flowers are considered to be hardy in USDA zones 5-9, but they should be planted in a protected location and mulched heavily if severe cold threatens.
- Only the top growth is killed back by frost, but your Passion Flower will pop back to life in the Spring.
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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The plant been used as a herbal medicine to treat nervous anxiety and insomnia.
- Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.
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100 blue petals - as Kauravas.
5 of yellow in the centre - Pandavas.
The green bulb in the centre symbolises Draupadi, queen of Pandava