Summer is the time for watering cans, lemonade, and amazement at a beautiful rarity that climbs our fences and gates: the passionflower (Passiflora edulis).


Passionflowers are a genus of around 500 species[1] characterized by a characteristic pattern of radiant filaments and tiered structures.

Passiflora Edulis

The passionflower has long fascinated gardeners, botanists, and even theologians. These vigorous vines are native to America that will add a tropical look to your garden.

Passionflower Flower

The passion flowers are mostly twisted vines, and some are trees or shrubs. They can be herbaceous or woody. Individual leaves are lobed or whole, and a single plant can produce a variety of leaf shapes.

Pink Passionflower

The shape of the passion flower ranges from a flat saucer shape to a long trumpet-shaped or cylindrical tube that produces 5 sepals, 5 petals, and numerous thread-like or membranous tubular outgrowths its upper edge. Passionflowers are around 3 inches in diameter and are usually white, pink, blue, purple, red, or multicolored.

Purple Passionflower

White Passionflower

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Key References
  • [1]“Passion Flower | Archives | Aggie Horticulture”. Accessed December 02, 2021. Link.


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