Passiflora incarnata

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Passiflora incarnata

Post by M Farooq » July 3rd, 2013, 9:57 am

Botanical NamePassiflora incarnata
Family Passifloraceae
Local Name in Urdu Ghari phool, Gul salaibi ki bail (these names are popular in the Punjab region)
Common NamePurple passion flower, Wild passion vine, Maypop
Life CycleEver green
Cultivar NameN/A
Flowering MonthsSummer
Flower ColorPurple
Growing AreasTropical areas
Frost TenderYes
ExposureFull sunlight, may tolerate partial shade
Soil pHpH tolerant, no issues known
UsesOrnamental, Fruits
DescriptionPurple passion flower is very unique in terms of its flower shape. It is called "passion" due to religious reasons (since it resembles the crown of thorns). It is a vine which climbs with the help of tendrils. Usually it will climb a nearby tree, which also damages the tree because to lack of sunlight. No specific pests known. Flowers are not fragrant but extremely showy. It is worth having in a garden.
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