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Passiflora, Passion Flower, Passion Vine 'Lavender Lady'


Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Lady
Additional cultivar information:(aka Amethyst, Star of Mikan)
Synonym:Passiflora violacea
Synonym:Passiflora amethystina
Synonym:Passiflora onychina
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Fairhope, Alabama

Marbury, Alabama

Chandler, Arizona

Maricopa, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Alameda, California(2 reports)

Albany, California

Capistrano Beach, California

Citrus Heights, California

Cupertino, California

La Habra, California

Laguna Beach, California

Perris, California

San Francisco, California

Bartow, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Bokeelia, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Lutz, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Latonia, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Las Vegas, Nevada

Roswell, New Mexico

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Pond Creek, Oklahoma

Conway, South Carolina

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

Brazoria, Texas

Dallas, Texas(2 reports)

Houston, Texas(4 reports)

Los Fresnos, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas(2 reports)

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 28, 2017, Harpic from Kissimmee,
United States (Zone 9b) wrote:

Cardiff Wales - zone 9b. Some sources quote this plant as representing the Symbol of Christs Passion,apostles and Cross: including his scourging, crowning with thorns, three nails and five wounds.(lots of internet references to why it is called the passion flower!)
Great vine with a very long flowering period - early spring to Christmas time here in Cardiff UK (zone 9b).
I loved it for covering a trellised, west-facing brick wall for 20+ years - very much a plant and forget vine for the mild, often rainy and almost frost-free humid conditions here. I sheared it back once a year to keep it a 12ft wide by 7ft tall vine.
We had the first lying snow for 26 years recently which lasted 3 days... and that seemed to kill it off.
I liked it so much that I am looking f... read more


On Jul 27, 2011, killerk from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

can anyone please tell me if this plant is poisonous to cats?


On Jun 13, 2008, dcroyle1 from Chandler, AZ wrote:

planted as 1 gallon in Oct plant on south face block wall in Chandler AZ. Plant struggled through winter and gulf flitary(SP) butterfly but as of June plant is 10' wide by 6' high and I don't worry about the butterfly's anymore. I water 2 gallons every 7-10 days in summer and no water in winter.


On Nov 29, 2005, Scarlete from Tampa, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I do like this flower, but in Florida it's invasive. You *must* have some sort of trellis for it to climb and you *must* prune it back regularly or it will take over your yard, your plants, and your trees. In one of my pictures you can see it covering one of my small Boxwoods.

This plant attracts the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. I've seen a ton of these butterflies mating near or on my plants and now there are catepillars eating on the leaves. Which is fine by me because like I said, invasive!

Very easy to grow here. I've never had to pay attention to its water or sun. It's growing under partial shade, but creeping out to full sun. It's not trying to creep toward the shade.

It's a beautiful flower, very showy, and in my opinion worth the work in p... read more


On Jun 14, 2005, naien from Capistrano Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Created by hybridizing P. amethystina x P. caerulea. The tendrils are the best part.


On Jun 18, 2004, nannie2 from Fernandina Beach, FL wrote:

Just bought this plant a week ago and is growing very vigourously (on an arbor) in Fernandina Beach, FL--not sure of flower color as yet--appear to be a light green on outside petals so far!


On Nov 21, 2003, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant has bloomed continually all summer and is a really easy one to take care of. It does have to be crossed pollinated with another variety to produce seeds...


On Jul 7, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

the scent of the flower is great. it also puts out the fruit for the birds. but it is very invasive it is now growing in my wisteria and on my patio. but the flowers are worth it. it is very easy to pull up.


On Nov 12, 2002, olcj99 wrote:

This is also known as May Pop because it has green, hollow seed pods that pop when squeezed. The pods dry to a papery wrinkled tan sack at the end of the season. At that time approximately a dozen seeds are covered with sweet, tasty jelly. Varments tear open the seed sack eat the jelly and some of the seeds and etc., etc.


On Nov 12, 2002, Tim from Palmyra, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant flowered from March to December in Florida (zone 9a/b). The height varies depend on where it is planted. I planted one in a hanging basket, kept it trimmed to keep it under control. The one planted in the ground grew over 20 ft in one season.

Last year, growing in zone7 (VA) it die-back and came up in the spring when well mulched.


On Oct 6, 2002, Bugguy from Temecula, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This beautiful passion vine variety flowers abundantly in the late summer and is good for attracting wildlife to the garden, including hummingbirds, butterflies and other insects. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) commonly (and exclusively) utilizes various Passiflora as a larval host plant in southern California. Large Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa species) can be frequently observed nectaring at the flowers.


On Aug 28, 2002, ADKSpirit from Lake Placid, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:

The Passion Vine is a vigorous, fast growing vine that can easily cover a fence, wall or poles in a couple of months. Mine grows so fast in the summer that I have to occasionally cut it back drastically to keep it from covering the side of my house and the electric poles in front. It will throw off runners, and new plants will pop up several feet from the original. The beautifully scented flowers are open for only one day then fall from the vine. They are a food source for butterflies, but even if the leaves are full of holes it doesn't seem to bother the plant. It's a nice plant to cover eye-sores, trellises, and arbors.