Passiflora incarnata /Maypop

Passiflora incarnata  / Passiflora incarnata
Exotic flowers, foliage and buds
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Scientific Name: Passiflora incarnata
Common Name: Maypop
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a perennial vine that comes back from the roots when its foliage is killed by cold. Flowers are exotic white with pinkish-lavender coloring. The fruit is a favorite food of gulf frittilary butterfly larvae. An easily managed vine for trellis, arbor or fence. It grows along the ground where there is no climbing structure for it to attach itself. The fruit turn golden yellow when ripe and are edible and make a "pop" sound when crushed.