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

$4.95

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

    s.r.shinde

    I am planning on growing passionflower vines but I am not sure which variety to choose. What is the difference between Passiflora edulis and Passiflora incarnata? Do both of these varieties produce edible fruits? I am in zone 9 and my interest in these plant is for the beautiful flowers as well as edible fruits. What medicinal uses are of both these plants?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi! We do have passionflower vines available. Passiflora incarnata is probably the best for medicinal use–it is relaxing to the nervous system and induces sleep. The fruits of “incarnata” are edible but only sweet if you let them mature absolutely. Pruple passionflower is a better choice for the fruits. All passionflowers make outrageous flowers.
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    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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      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

      Admin Richo Cech

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

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    • lelija

      Can this be brown in a pot and moved inside for winter? …. I’m thinking of planting three plant starts in a large pot. Thx

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Passionflowers grow pretty well in pots. I also recommend the potted passionflowers we have. Getting the potted plant saves you a couple of years. r

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    • Cindy carrico

      When will you be getting your Passion flowers in for the season?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Passiflora incarnata vines currently in stock. We won’t be having any edulis.

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