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Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
1.8m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Passiflora incarnata

Other names

Maypops, Purple passion flower

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. incarnata - P. incarnata is an evergreen, twining climber with palmately lobed leaves. In summer, it bears large, fragrant, pale purple, bowl-shaped flowers, followed by edible yellow, egg-shaped fruits.


Passiflora incarnata is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Passiflora incarnata (Maypops) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 1.8m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in a sheltered location in moist but free-draining soil in full sun or light shade

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Passiflora incarnata

Other names

Maypops, Purple passion flower

Genus

Passiflora Passiflora

Species

P. incarnata - P. incarnata is an evergreen, twining climber with palmately lobed leaves. In summer, it bears large, fragrant, pale purple, bowl-shaped flowers, followed by edible yellow, egg-shaped fruits.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Passiflora incarnata (Maypops) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 1.8m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in a sheltered location in moist but free-draining soil in full sun or light shade

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Common pest name

Black scale; Coffee scale; black; Nigra scale

Scientific pest name

Parasaissetia nigra

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Present at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for in excess of 100 years. Candidate for deregulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Common pest name

Fruit fly; Queensland; Queensland fruit fly

Scientific pest name

Bactrocera tryoni

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Australian fruit fly never intercepted in the UK. EU regulation appears to be effectively mitigating risk.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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