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Passiflora lutea (Yellow Passion Flower)

Yellow Passionflower, Yellow Passion Vine, Yellow Passion-Flower


The hardiest of the Passion Flower vines, Passiflora lutea (Yellow Passion Flower) is a luminous herbaceous vine boasting small, pale greenish-yellow to off-white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, the fragrant blossoms are followed by small black berries that that are consumed by birds and small mammals. The foliage consists of silvery-green leaves with 3 soft lobes. The flowers are edible and can be used as a garnish in salads. Native to the eastern and south-central United States, Yellow Passion Flower occurs naturally in woodlands, forests, thickets and maritime forests. It can grow on a trellis or fence or sprawl on the ground. Yellow passionflower is good for butterfly gardens, as it is a host for Gulf fritillaries, julia butterflies (Dryas julia), and zebra longwings (Heliconius charitonius). Deer resistant.

  • Blooms during warm weather, sporadically from late spring to early fall
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in fertile sandy or gravelly soils, moist, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential. 
  • Easy to grow, this twining vine can quickly grow up to 10-20 ft. long (3-6 m). Don't try to train your Passion Flower to be too neat and compact. The branches allowed to hang loose and droop a bit will be the ones most inclined to flower.
  • Excellent choice for trellises, walls, fences or arbors. Perfect in wall-side borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens and containers. This trouble free climber clings with tendrils so won't damage brickwork or fences!
  • The terminal buds may be pinched out to encourage branching.
  • This vine blooms on new growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring. No regular pruning needed. However, trimming may be required to keep them to the space available, removing as much from the longer shoots as necessary. 
  • Native to the eastern and south-central United States from Pennsylvania west to Kansas, and south to Florida and Texas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 10
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 10
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Passiflora - Passion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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