About Passiflora Plants
Passiflora, is a genus of about 550 species of flowering plants, the type genus of the family Passifloraceae, which are distributed in tropics and subtropics. They are mostly tendril-bearing vines, with some being shrubs or trees. They can be woody or herbaceous.This genus is extremely varied in its plant forms and habitats.
Passiflora (passion flower) is an evergreen climber with exotic looking flowers, sometimes followed by brightly coloured fruits. Suited to a sunny sheltered spot in mild climate regions, in colder areas it can be grown under cover of a greenhouse or conservatory. Members of Passiflora grow fast enough over the summer to give you good coverage and provide a satisfying flower display.
The flowers add a bright spot to the landscape in the summer after the spring flowers are finished and before the fall bloomers get started, amazingly intricate summertime flowers that attract butterflies and other pollinators; some butterflies also come because this is their larval host plant; the fruit is edible.