Purple passion seeds

Passionflower, Purple (Passiflora edulis), packet of 20 seeds

(Purple Passion Fruit, Purple Grenadilla) Tropical vine native to South America. Deep mulching and excellent drainage/solar exposure will improve hardiness. Traditional usage (TWM): soporific. Purple passionflower flowers in the second year and produces fruit by the second or third year. The fruit itself is of low acidity and one of the preferred types for eating (edulis means “edible”). Plant prefers full sun and trellis. These can be trained up a sunny wall on the porch to give seasonal shade, and the flower display is a big plus. Soak seeds in a jar of water placed in the bright sun for a week or so, then plant about 1/2 inch deep in fast-draining mix and keep very warm. Germination in about 22 days. Good subject for lights or bottom heat. The plant can easily grow to 20 feet, bedecked with scores of delightful fruits.
20 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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Felicia Yong – August 13, 2020

Hi! I m interested in ordering the passiflora seeds. I m in Singapore, will you be able to mail the seeds to me? If you can, how much does the postage cost?

Richo Cech – August 13, 2020

Hello Felicia, We do ship to Singapore but cannot guarantee receipt. All shipping charges can be reviewed prior to finalization, but my guess is it will be about $13.00. We don’t make any money on shipping, in fact we lose money on shipping, that is just what it costs these days to ship internationally. Richo

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s.r.shinde – May 21, 2020

I am planning on growing passionflower vines but I am not sure which variety to choose. What is the difference between Passiflora edulis and Passiflora incarnata? Do both of these varieties produce edible fruits? I am in zone 9 and my interest in these plant is for the beautiful flowers as well as edible fruits. What medicinal uses are of both these plants?

Richo Cech – May 21, 2020

Hi! We do have passionflower vines available. Passiflora incarnata is probably the best for medicinal use–it is relaxing to the nervous system and induces sleep. The fruits of “incarnata” are edible but only sweet if you let them mature absolutely. Pruple passionflower is a better choice for the fruits. All passionflowers make outrageous flowers.
Richo

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Emme – August 27, 2019

Hi, Are the leaves and flowers of P. edulis used the same way as P. incarnata for making relaxing teas?

Admin Richo Cech – August 27, 2019

It appears that edulis is used similarly to incarnata for its CNS depressant, anxiolytic and sedative properties. r

asheelar – October 7, 2019

Hi, I was gifted a couple of Passiflora incarnata x cinnicata “incense” plants. Is it medicinally useful like P. incarnate and P. edulis? I cannot find any information other than the fruits are edible. Thanks!

Admin Richo Cech – October 9, 2019

it is best to use the species plant, not the hybrid, for medicinal uses.

lelija – March 24, 2020

Can this be brown in a pot and moved inside for winter? …. I’m thinking of planting three plant starts in a large pot. Thx

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Richo Cech – March 24, 2020

Passionflowers grow pretty well in pots. I also recommend the potted passionflowers we have. Getting the potted plant saves you a couple of years. r

Cindy carrico – May 21, 2020

When will you be getting your Passion flowers in for the season?

Richo Cech – May 21, 2020

Passiflora incarnata vines currently in stock. We won’t be having any edulis.

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.

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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