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flygflowers
Hudson, FL

February 24, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #3220195

I live in central Florida and am going to plant a passilfora suberosa that is about 6 inches tall.
What kind of soil mixture does it like - compost, sand, etc? Also, can it take full morning sun
till noon and then mostly shade rest of day? Is it a slow grower? I understand the zebra butterfly prefers this particular passifora to lay its eggs on - is that true? Any information would be helpful.
Thanks!
LarissaH
Denton, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2007
5:51 PM

Post #3227035

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1197/index.html

In some places this is considered a weed so I don't think you will have problems growing it. :)

And from this page:

http://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Passsube

Habitats:
Moist forests and pinelands.

Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with or without humusy top layer.

Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements:
Light shade to full sun.


Sounds like your spot is just perfect for it.

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