Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora nephrodes

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: nephrodes (nee-FRO-deez) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

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Deland, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

La Place, Louisiana

Floresville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 30, 2008, LouisianaMark from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

Plant is vigorous once established, but the Gulf Frit larvae do like to eat it. Doesn't like extreme heat, but will survive it. Grows well in Miracle Grow potting soil. Has fuzzy, tri-lobed leaves. Flowers in the fall. Opens multiple blooms simultaneously (same day) with a few stragglers the next day, then takes a couple of weeks to "reload" before putting on another show. Cool flowers with lots of small filaments shaped into a dome. Flowers are about 2 inches across.

Positive

On Jan 10, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Attractive, small and sweet smelling flowers. Flowers seem to last longer than most passifloras but then again, mine only flowered in the house.

More comment this summer when I get it outside in prime condition.