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

$16.00

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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    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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    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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    • Debbie

      Hi. I’m new to your sight – just starting a path to herbalism and I’ve got a seed list “planted” in my cart :)…. I was wondering if the Banana passionflower would do well in a greenhouse. I noticed you said it does fine in a pot, but I live in Iowa at the moment and I’m looking to buy a greenhouse. And how do these taste? I’ve never had the pleasure.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi debbie, thanks for writing. i’ve been thinking a lot about iowa as i’m writing some stories about my youth in Iowa City. Passiflora mollis fruits are edible, aromatic and delicious both raw and cooked. they make a juice that is widely employed in the tropics, although they do make you dream kinda weird sometimes. you know, one thing to consider is that its not just heat that a lot of these tropicals need, but specific light hours, too. so it can get complicated and expensive with heater and lights in the greenhouse. perhaps better to choose temperate hardy perennials and quick annual fruits like goldenberry. richo

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