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12 comments on “The best reason to grow Passiflora incarnata, passion flower vine

  1. les

    You make a very compelling (and creative) case, but I had to pull mine out when it jumped the fence, crossed the sidewalk and began swallowing a crape myrtle. It took 2 more years to get rid of it. Now I enjoy it in other people’s gardens.

  2. RobinL

    Such a lovely video Dee! I planted passiflora two summers ago, and even though it tried to take over, it gave me such beautiful flowers. Then last summer, the vines again tried to take over my garden, but not a flower in sight. I admit it, I tore it all out. But you know how enthusiastic it is. There are bits and pieces of it still coming up. I think I’ll save it this time. Ideas to get it blooming again? I planted it for the butterflies, of course!

  3. Janet, The Queen of Seaford

    I am very happy to have the passion vine in the front part of my yard. We will have to wait until next summer for flowers, maybe even the following summer. Right now it is about a foot tall….BUT it is alive!!!

  4. Gail

    You’ve convinced me and I am heading back to get the one I saw this morning at the nursery! xogail

  5. Marie at the Lazy W

    So lovely and informative… I am super relaxed now after that guitar-laced photo stream. Thank you Dee! Hey I have gobs and gobs of this vine growing wild in the back pasture and at the bottom of my veg plot. Yay! I wonder if it does anything particular for the honey bees?

    1. Dee Nash

      Hey Marie! I’m sure the honeybees use it as a nectar source. I guess where I live I don’t have it growing wild. At least I’ve never seen it. However, I’m quite a bit north of you.

  6. Randy

    I’d really like to concentrate more on flowers that attract butterflies. I was just discussing this very thing yesterday. I hope my milkweed produces seed this year, I only have two little sprigs in my garden and I haven’t monarchs for that last two years. Three years ago I had hundreds of chrysalis in the garden. Wonderful video, Dee.

    1. Dee Nash

      Hi Randy, I find milkweeds to be inconsistent in reseeding, and many of them die out as perennials within a season or two. However, I still plant them and reseed them myself to keep offering more food for the Monarchs. I won’t see Monarchs until around late August and into September as they make their way south. Love that you’re planting for the butterflies. I am too.~~Dee

  7. Gaia gardener

    Great production! I love maypops and gulf fritillaries – I grew them all the time when we lived in Mobile, but I haven’t tried to grow the vine here. I wonder if I could get gulf fritillaries this far north….? (You’ve given me some hope – surely I’m not THAT much further north than you are!)

    1. Dee Nash

      Thank you so much Gaia! I love them too. I hope you can induce them to visit you too.

  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    You get gulf Frits in your garden???? My goodness you must be much warmer than here. They don’t venture into my garden. It would be a sighting worth mentioning if they did. I love the passion vine. I have a clematis, unknown variety, that looks very similar. It only gets about 5 ft high. I always love to see it blooming. Great video.

    1. Dee Nash

      Yes, Lisa, it’s MUCH hotter here than where you live. I have more Gulf Fritillaries than any other butterfly. I plant for them, and yippee, they come! If you ever come by this way, I’ll be glad to show them off. You can show me your clematis. I grow them, but they don’t do much once the weather warms.