White May Pop Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata 'Alba'

Passifloraceae

White May Pop Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Passionflower
This is a white form of our native Maypop with pure white 'petals' topped by a corona of dark purple, lavender, and white producing an overall lavender effect. In all other regards this Passionvine appears to be identical to the native species, Passiflora incarnata. If you are looking to produce Maypop fruit be sure to have another pollen fertile Passiflora species on hand, like our seed grown Maypops, as Passionvines are generally self-sterile (vs. self-fertile) and so may not produce any fruit on their own.Pollinated flowers are followed by round passion fruit that ripen to yellow and contain a tangy tropical tasting clear flesh that surrounds each of the small black inedible seeds. This easy to grow perennial native vine can grow to 15-18' each year if given a suitable support but it is also happy to clamber along a fence, trellis, or any other support that it can grasp with its strong tendrils. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny position for the best results. The Maypop is the caterpillar host for the Gulf Fritillary and other members of the Longwing family as well as the Variegated Fritillary.

The Maypop is the caterpillar host for the Gulf Fritillary and other members of the Longwing family as well as the Variegated Fritillary. This makes this a great plant for children to enjoy as the multitudes of often alien looking caterpillars are sure to pique their interest. One of the hardiest of passion vines the Maypop is native well into the central portion of the US reaching Illinois, Indiana, Ohio. The round fruit 'may pop' when you step on them giving this beautiful native passion flower its name.

In order to produce their delicious tangy tropical tasting fruit Passionflowers must be cross-pollinated by another seedling, species, or cultivar. Bumblebees are perfectly designed for this as the pollen is rubbed on their back as they circle the corona drinking nectar and then carry it to the next flower. With most passionflowers the 5 stamens (pollen producing glands) arch downward once they are ready to release their pollen (and nectar) then on the next flower, hopefully, the 3 stigmas will arch downward once they are ready to receive pollen thus doing the work to produce fruit if the pollen is accepted. We generally wait until the fruits become yellow (in yellow fruited cultivars) and wrinkled and have fallen from the vine. To learn more see the Passionfruit datasheet by Purdue Horticulture:https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/passionfruit.html#Varieties

The Maypop is also known as: Purple Passionflower, Purple Passionvine, and Apricot Vine.



Grows To: 15-20'H

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Average moist to somewhat dry soils.

Fertilizing: Once growth commences in spring until midsummer.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Native To / Origin: US - these plants originated to us from Robrick Nursery

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This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: With the exception of the sweet and tangy tropical flavored ripe pulp surrounding the dark colored seeds, other plant parts may be toxic if ingested.

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

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