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PlantFiles: Running Pop, Love-In-A-Mist, Stinking Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora foetida

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: foetida (FET-uh-duh) (Info)

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19 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive schapman15 On Sep 3, 2012, schapman15 from Palm Bay, FL wrote:

I have it on both ends of the fence and just let it go along with the other passions and dutchman pipe. don't notice a smell just love the blooms.

Positive trois On Aug 29, 2005, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

This beautiful plant is covering an entire wall with great flowers and leaves. No odor noted at all. We have collected seeds and hope to start a few more plants.

Positive cledith04 On Oct 27, 2004, cledith04 from New Braunfels, TX wrote:

It does not stink here!!! I have grown this in San Antonio, TX for years and flower has on odor to faint pleasant smell!!! --- I also grow Blue Passion Flowers and they DO STINK MILDLY, but are worth it.
According to the Wildflower Handbook of Texas it is called "balsum apple" and native to Big Thicket Nature Preserve in E. Texas.

Negative marianryan On Jun 28, 2002, marianryan wrote:

This plant behaves invasively in central Florida sending runners everywhere....and it does stink!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Brooker, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lafayette, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas (3 reports)
College Station, Texas (2 reports)
Pasadena, Texas
Princeton, Texas
Rosenberg, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)
Santa Fe, Texas
Spring, Texas
Victoria, Texas

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