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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Need Advice About Passiflora

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Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #6560267

I've been slowly but surely planting lots of plants/flowers for butterflies and hummers and would love to add at least one or two passiflora vines. However, I've read that they can be quite invasive--are there any varieties that are non-invasive or at least not terribly invasive?

May 17, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6560638

If you put most of them in the ground, they can become invasive. But in a pot there is no problem. Vicksburg is far enough to the south that I would probably need to put them in pots to keep them under control. Another thing is that many of them are not cold hardy, and will not survive a moderate or hard freeze if you have them in the ground. The native Maypop is an exception. But if they are in pots you can bring them into a green house, or inside near a window.

Good luck!
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #6561145

Thanks Mark! I can put one in a large pot with a trellis and keep a close eye on it.

May 18, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6562522

Just don't get a pot that will be too heavy--trust me! About 3 or 4 gallons should be fine.


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