Yellow Passionflower Vine

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Yellow Passionflower Vine

Passiflora lutea
Passionflower vine
3

10 feet
1

5 feet
The South Eastern United States
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

A native vine with small, intricate green flowers. Uncommon in the nursery trade but may volunteer in yards in Northern San Antonio. Homeowners lucky enough to have one growing in their landscape are often unaware of this unassuming but important plant. Its fruits are attractive to birds and it is the larval food source for the orange and black Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar. The caterpillars look spiky but are harmless – let them munch away on the leaves if you want beautiful orange butterflies in summer and fall.

Maintenance

None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
3-10' H, 1-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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