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

$3.95

Family:  Passion Flower (Passifloraceae)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 12

(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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  1. Question

    Emme

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

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      Richo Cech

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

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    • asheelar

      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!

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      Richo Cech

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

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