Bracted Passionflower Vine

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Bracted Passionflower Vine

Passiflora Affinis
Passionflower
3

6 feet
1

6 feet
Central Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

A native vine with small, intricately structured green flowers. The fruits are attractive to birds, who plant it along fencelines in northern San Antonio — luckily, because this passionflower is very uncommon in the nursery trade. Homeowners are often unaware of its presence, but passion flower is the larval food source for the silvery-orange Gulf Fritillary butterfly, which makes a big splash in the summer garden. Its caterpillars look spiky but they are harmless; let them munch away if you want loads of butterflies.

Maintenance

None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
3-6' H, 1-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Green, Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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