Bracted Passionflower Vine
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
A native vine with small, intricately structured green flowers. The fruits are attractive to birds, who plant it along fencelines and underneath common hedge plants in northern San Antonio — luckily, because this passionflower is very uncommon in the nursery trade. Homeowners are often unaware of its presence, but passion flower is the larval food source for the silvery-orange Gulf Fritillary butterfly, which makes a big splash in the summer garden. Its caterpillars look spiky but they are harmless; let them munch away if you want loads of butterflies.
None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.
3-6' H, 1-6' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
May, June, July, August, September, October