Passiflora, Passion Flower, Passion Vine 'Lady Margaret'


Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Margaret
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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





Foliage Color:



12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Queen Creek, Arizona

Albany, California

Canyon Country, California

Citrus Heights, California

Concord, California

Laguna Beach, California

San Clemente, California

San Leandro, California

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Bokeelia, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Debary, Florida

Deland, Florida

Eustis, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)

Longwood, Florida

Lutz, Florida

Marianna, Florida

Miami, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Niceville, Florida

Ocoee, Florida

Orlando, Florida (2 reports)

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida (2 reports)

West Palm Beach, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Rincon, Georgia

Latonia, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Covington, Louisiana

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Averill Park, New York

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania

Irwin, Pennsylvania

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Anderson, Texas

Austin, Texas (3 reports)

Baytown, Texas

Belton, Texas

Cypress, Texas

Floresville, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Humble, Texas

Nellysford, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 22, 2017, Cinamom from Windsor, CA wrote:


I ordered three red Margaret's from you. I was blown away that they survived being mailed to me. I was happy when they began thriving in my yard and was even happier to see them in bloom today. I was amazed that I already had one flower in full bloom. Then I realized that I had a flower in full bloom and it is purple and white. It is not red as it should be. How does this happen? I do have three and only one has bloomed with purple and white but I am crushed. I was truly looking forward to having a yard full of red Margaret's. I could have gotten a clipping from a friend if I just wanted the regular purple and white variety. I found the red Margaret and then shopped for a place to purchase them for weeks and had to accept that I was going to have to have them mailed to ... read more


On Oct 21, 2015, John_Marmaro from Spring Hill, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I planted three passiflora vines along my 50-ft chainlink fence on the west side of my property, mostly in full sun: a P. caerulea, a P. edulis, and a P. Lady Margaret. The P. edulis didn't survive the winter. The other two seemed equally vigorous. They both attracted several species of butterfly, but the orange, long-winged Julia Heliconian Butterfly (Dryas iulia) exploded: they made a cloud that lasted weeks against the fence, around the P. caerulea most especially, until it was practically exfoliated. Their numbers diminished; then when the vine re-leafed, gathered again. This time the vine did not recuperate: fall came and it perished, leaving the Lady Margaret by itself. This one plant has not only completely covered all 50 ft of fence, but climbed some 30 feet up a tree at the b... read more


On Oct 21, 2012, greenherbtpa from Greater Northdale, FL wrote:

I am new to this site. I live in Tampa FL (Carrollwood\Northdale area) and have a couple of these I planted this year. I have 2 questions. What does average watering mean? i.e. 2 days, a week ...? Also I got a whole lot of frittilary butterflies from this plant which is good since I have been raising monarchs for a year and now raising frittilarys. The caterpillars just decimates this plant. Will this plant come back like the milkweed does? Thank you


On Apr 20, 2012, TPA_bloomer from Cheval, FL wrote:

I planted one of these in a backyard garden last spring, and it twined up a trellis, and into a Live Oak tree (via some hanging Spanish Moss that it grabbed onto). Unfortunately, it didn't get alot of sun, so after an initial blooming period, I saw only sporadic and small blooms. No butterflies or caterpillars were attracted to this plant (that's my only negative). It grew an underground shoot and started a new plant about 5 feet away from "mom." I dug that one up (in mid-December!) and potted it, and when I moved in January, I put it in the ground. It gets morning sun now and has started to grow.

I do have a couple of questions - it's very leggy - long tendrils that just keep on going... can I cut/clip it somewhere to make it more bushy? Also - one flower blooms per day. I... read more


On Jul 22, 2011, stephanmilot from Saint Pete Beach, FL wrote:

I am new to growing Passiflora. Bought them mainly as a natural and beautful privacy fence for my unsavory neighbor. I have two Lady Margaret and two P. Caerulea (bluish looking also known as Maypop I think). I have cross pollinated the Lady Margaret with the Caerulea and was successful at making seeds. They are now about 6" tall.

My questions are:
Does it flower?
What do the flowers look like? (As I am very immpatient and need to see.)
what's is the new plant called?


On Apr 1, 2011, Atash from Seattle, WA wrote:

I might be able to solve some mysteries about this plant.

I haven't gotten fruit either but that's not surprising because Passionflowers are usually self-incompatible as regards pollination. You need a plant that is not the same clone, but compatible.

The fruit if you do get it is not guaranteed to be good because one of the parents has fruit that is dry and doesn't have much pulp. But I have not seen it so I don't know. It probably would not take many more crosses to improve the fruit if it's not yet eating quality.

As for fragrance, I neither noticed any nor looked for any, but one of the parents, P. caerulea, is indeed quite fragrant, but only certain times of day. Try late afternoon. If you do catch any fragrance, it probably smells like sw... read more


On Dec 23, 2010, d2436 from Canyon Country, CA wrote:

I bought this plant because descriptions stated that the flowers had some fragrance. This seems to be untrue as there is no fragrance I can detect. It is true that it does not set fruit. The plants leaves get eaten up by caterpillars and if aphid looking pests don't get to the flowers the only thing you may enjoy is their vivid red and white. If you want to feed caterpillars that will become butterflies get this plant.


On May 10, 2010, victorengel from Austin, TX wrote:

So which cross is it? Two comments show two different sets of parents.

I have one that I thought was killed last winter, when it got down to 15 degrees here. The plant is potted, so it wasn't as protected as it would have been had it been in the ground.

It's coming up now. Woohoo!.


On Mar 12, 2008, stephanotis from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant was very easy for me to root in plain water. I haven't tried air layering it. It was in bloom when I bought it last summer, and I potted it up in a 5 gallon container until I can put it in the ground. So far I have managed to keep it green and alive through the winter, and it has put out alot of new growth since the weather has begun warming up. Right now it is in full sun, western exposure, until the weather heats up more and the sun gets more intense, then I will move it back to a less harsh spot. No sign of buds yet, but maybe it is too early yet to expect them? The last passion vine I had I killed by overwatering, so I have been very careful this time to not make that same mistake. If and when it blooms I will post photos.


On Nov 22, 2005, zemerson from Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Timothy Skimma's hybrid of Passiflora coccinea and Passiflora incarnata.


On Nov 14, 2003, Flicker from Covington, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Passiflora Lady Margaret is a hybrid of P. vitifolia and P. caerulea. It will sometimes set fruit but these are not viable. None have ripened for me. This is a lovely vine that will over winter in z8b with a good mulch. It returns from the original root when the temps are in the 80s. LM will send out a few root suckers which make excellant new plants. The best way to root it is layering in the early-mid summer. It takes about 6 wks. It is difficult to root.
The second year it flowers much better than the first, Oct. being the best month.