Passiflora Incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal - Plant
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought. Roots appreciate a loose mulch.
Common name: wild passion flower
Color: White with purple crown
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & 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.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20 °F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- 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
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.
- the plant been used as a herbal medicine to treat nervous anxiety and insomnia
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems.