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Purple Passion Flower Seeds

Sowing: To help remove natural germination inhibitors on the seeds, soak them in a jar of water for 3-5 days; place the jar in the sunlight. Throw away the seeds that float, since they have most likely lost their viability. Plant the seeds 1/2″ deep in a germination flat, and provide heat of at least 80 degrees F. Preserve consistent moisture and humidity by partially covering the flat. Time until germination can be difficult to predict, since it depends on growing conditions. Carefully transplant the seedlings once they can safely be handled and the soil has warmed.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought well and prefer slightly dry soils. This vine makes an excellent choice for planting near a trellis, fence, or wall. If the vines begin to grow too thick, cut some of them back at ground level. In good growing conditions, they may spread vigorously; they also grow easily from root or stem cuttings, and can be divided. These blossoms are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. In spite of its tropical appearance, this plant can tolerate temperatures down to 0 degrees F.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Harvest the edible fruits as soon as they give slightly when squeezed; they will still be very green in color. These fruits can be eaten fresh or used to make juice or jelly.

Seed Saving: Allow the fruits to ripen fully on the vine until they reach a yellow color, then remove them from the vine; open them to reveal the seeds in their gelatinous coverings. For best germination rates, plant the seeds directly from the fruit.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Passionflower, Maypop Passionflower, Maypop, Passion Vine, Apricot Vine

Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 850

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 200 Inches

Color: Pink, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Review By Lord Andrew Barham
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Haven’t tried to grow these yet, but am hugely impressed with the prompt delivery! Faster than anyone else I have ever dealt with. I’m sure the seeds will be fine, but I won’t know until next year, since the packet recommends sowing in Fall.

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This unique flower has an interesting story of the Passion written within and bears edible fruits in abundance on long dark green vines. Plant this vine near walls, fences, or trellises, and you will have a beautiful and useful canopy in short order.

This flower’s common name comes from symbolism related to the Passion and crucifixion of Christ, though opinions differ as to who first developed this connection. An American species of a tropical flower family, it has a long history of use by Native Americans and early settlers for medicinal and culinary purposes. In his journal from an early expedition to New England, Captain John Smith noted that the natives often cultivated the vines just for their edible fruits. The genus name “Passiflora” means “passion flower.”

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: To help remove natural germination inhibitors on the seeds, soak them in a jar of water for 3-5 days; place the jar in the sunlight. Throw away the seeds that float, since they have most likely lost their viability. Plant the seeds 1/2″ deep in a germination flat, and provide heat of at least 80 degrees F. Preserve consistent moisture and humidity by partially covering the flat. Time until germination can be difficult to predict, since it depends on growing conditions. Carefully transplant the seedlings once they can safely be handled and the soil has warmed.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought well and prefer slightly dry soils. This vine makes an excellent choice for planting near a trellis, fence, or wall. If the vines begin to grow too thick, cut some of them back at ground level. In good growing conditions, they may spread vigorously; they also grow easily from root or stem cuttings, and can be divided. These blossoms are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. In spite of its tropical appearance, this plant can tolerate temperatures down to 0 degrees F.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Harvest the edible fruits as soon as they give slightly when squeezed; they will still be very green in color. These fruits can be eaten fresh or used to make juice or jelly.

Seed Saving: Allow the fruits to ripen fully on the vine until they reach a yellow color, then remove them from the vine; open them to reveal the seeds in their gelatinous coverings. For best germination rates, plant the seeds directly from the fruit.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Passionflower, Maypop Passionflower, Maypop, Passion Vine, Apricot Vine

Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 850

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 200 Inches

Color: Pink, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

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      Purple Passion Flower Seeds, Maypop

      Purple Passion Flower is a perennial vine with an intricate, unusual flower. The fall fruit is a large, edible yellowish-orange berry. It spreads by root suckers.

      Culture
      Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought. Roots appreciate a loose mulch. Spreads by root suckers to cover large areas in optimum growing conditions. Although Passiflora incarnata is the hardiest of the passion flowers, it is not reliably winter hardy throughout USDA Zone 5 and may not survive extremely cold winters therein. In the St. Louis area, it is best to plant this vine in a protected area that is sheltered by a wall, garage or other structure.
      Noteworthy Characteristics
      Passiflora incarnata is a rapid-growing, tendril-climbing vine which is woody in warm winter climates and herbaceous (dies to the ground) in cold winter climates. A native of the Southeastern U.S., including southern Missouri where it typically occurs in sandy soils, low moist woods and open areas. Features three-lobed, dark green leaves and showy, 2.5″ diameter, fringed flowers having white petals and sepals and a central crown of pinkish-purple filaments. Flowers bloom in summer and are fragrant. Fleshy, egg-shaped, edible fruits called maypops appear in July and mature to a yellowish color in fall. Ripened maypops can be eaten fresh off the vine or made into jelly. Maypop is also a common name for this vine. Maypop name refers to the loud popping sound made when fruits are stepped on.
      Genus name comes from the Latin words passio meaning passion and flos meaning a flower for the flower’s symbolism of the crucifixion of Christ.

      Common Name: purple passionflower
      Type: Vine
      Family: Passifloraceae
      Native Range: Eastern United States
      Zone: 5 to 9
      Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
      Spread: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
      Bloom Time: July to September
      Bloom Description: White with purple crown
      Sun: Full sun to part shade
      Water: Medium
      Maintenance: Medium
      Flower: Showy, Fragrant
      Attracts: Butterflies
      Fruit: Showy, Edible
      Tolerate: Drought