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Passionflower, Banana (Passiflora mollis), potted plant, organic

$15.00

Family:  Passion Flower (Passifloraceae)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 12

(Banana Passion Fruit) Tropical vine native to South America.  Deep mulching and excellent drainage/solar exposure will improve hardiness. Source of elongated fruits filled with black seeds that are refreshing and pleasant to eat.  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. The plant can easily grow to 20 feet, bedecked with scores of delightful fruits.  Space plants 3 to 5 feet apart.   Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Jonathan A Chang

    Is this Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima or Passiflora tarminiana? These were both considered Passiflora mollis until recently.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Jonathan,
      It is the banana passionflower as you see it in the photos. The arguments of taxonomists are endless.
      Richo

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    Melinda

    Can I grow the Banana Passion Fruit in a pot, instead of planting into the ground?

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    • Diana

      Admin Diana

      Yes, these do well in pots.

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    Ann Wooledge

    I see you are out of stock for the Passiflora incarnata. Is this variety also medicinal? Do you think it would overwinter in Zone 5? Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Ann,
      Banana passionflower has no history of use as a sedative that I know of, and will not overwinter in a Z5. I’ll enable a few Passiflora incarnata plants for you, please order ASAP before someone else does! Richo

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