Passionflower, Official (Passiflora incarnata) seeds, organic

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Family: Passion Flower (Passifloraceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 12

(Maypop, Passion Flower, Passion Vine)  Herbaceous or woody vine, native to the southeastern and eastern US. The flowers are wonderfully large, three dimensional, complex, purple and white. The plant prefers full sun, dryish soils and a trellis. The first year or two, while the plant is getting established, you need to keep them watered and weeded. After that, you just provide a place for them to climb. Useful in making seasonal, living shade structures and for landscape/fence adornment. Traditional usage (TWM): sodorific.  Plant prefers full sun and dryish soils, trellis.  These can easily be trained up a sunny wall on the porch to give seasonal shade, and the flower display is a big plus.  Probably the best germination will be achieved by soaking seeds in warm water for 2 days, then nicking with a sharp blade and planting in warm conditions. Germination occurs within 30 days.    However, other methods have long been used, such as giving the seeds a 30 day period of cold, moist refrigeration before planting in warm soil.  Seed sown in the fall sometimes germinates reliably in the spring.  Here’s another trick that sometimes gives fast results:  Soak seeds in a jar of water placed in the bright sun for 2 days and nights up to a week, then plant about 1/2 inch deep in fast-draining mix and keep evenly warm.  Work seedlings up in successively larger pots and plant out to landscape at a spacing of at least 4 feet apart.

Packet contains 20 seeds
10 g contains ~300 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. christina

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Beautiful Vine

    christina (verified owner)

    The vine was beautiful but I had no flowers. Not sure it it doesn’t flower first year? I also had bought some from another vender andonly one plant from all the seeds. I am ordering more today from you! Any suggestions on flowers?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Christina,
      Low germ on passionflower seeds is the nature of the beast. New vines might not flower in the first year. A south facing exposure, deep and dry soils, and not too much nitrogen will help plants overwinter, thrive, and make plenty of flowers. It might be best that your plant didn’t flower the first year–flowering will rob some resources from a perennial that is not yet established. Keep going! Our passionflower potted plants are a good option, it can easily take 2 years to get there from seed… richo

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    • Christina (verified owner)

      Thank you, Richo! Ill tell ya I had two delicate plants I raised nd didn’t think they would make it. boy I was wrong it went everywhere!!! I’m worried it wont come back for I live in Kansas so I am gonna take your advice and then maybe cut it back nd bring it in this year? I bring in other tropical with good success. I usually order fro you. In fact I have over 60 herbs that seed came from you all! Always very very happy.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      The best passionflower I’ve seen in the wild is in Kentucky which has very cold winters. I think it will come back, it is a late riser, you will see it later in the season.

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  2. Lee

    Lee (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 packets in the spring. I planted all 20 seeds in 6 ounce cups and like 10 in a 5 gallon bucket. I soaked for 2 days and sand papered some seeds and nicked some seeds. I got 7 plants only needed 4. I have ordered P.Incarnata seeds from other vendors and none grew. There are aggressive little plants popping up all around my main 4 that are trellised. Very Pleased and never opened second seed packet.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Lee, Thank you for sharing this info. Passionflower can be a very challenging germinator. On our part we are dedicated to selling only seed from the recent harvest, and although this helps, it is not the whole story. Thanks for helping tell the rest of the story. Richo

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  3. Criss

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Criss

    Thanks! Great info!

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  4. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

     I’ve also seen a flat planted heavily with seed germinate only around the edges of the flat.  I’ve also done studies on white or beige seed vs black seed germination and found that the white and/or beige seed (as long as it is solid) does germinate at an equal rate to the black seed.  I’ve also done studies sowing the seed immediately after taking out of the fruit, and this works well, but no better than sowing dried seed from the recent harvest.  Actually, the tricks for germinating passionflower go on and on, and nothing seems really foolproof.  Anyway, we recently did a test where we sowed fresh seed and had no germination for 34 days until we stopped watering the flat for 2 days, and then the seeds came up… 

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