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Corkystem Passionflower     

Passiflora suberosa

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Belonging to the Passiflora (Passionflower) genus, Corkystem Passionflower has a botanical name of Passiflora suberosa.

Low climbing herbaceous vine with extremely variable leaves. One of the best larval host plants for butterflies.1
Attracts butterflies (Zebra Heliconian)2
Attracts caterpillars (Zebra Heliconian, Julia Heliconian, Gulf Fritillary, Mexican Silverspot)2

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Green-yellow. The blooms display an average of 5 petals. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Pansy purple and   Tyrian purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green

Corkystem Passionflower grows as a perennial and is an edible flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Keep in mind when planning your garden that Corkystem Passionflower is known for growing to a vinelike habit. This plant tends to be in bloom all year round.

Try planting Corkystem Passionflower if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

Puerto Rico is believed to be where Corkystem Passionflower originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Corkystem Passionflower is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Corkystem Passionflower have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Corkystem Passionflower

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Very Low

A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Corkystem Passionflower is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

See our list of companion Plants for Corkystem Passionflower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Corkystem Passionflower from seed

It is best to soak the seeds in warm water overnight. Plant them shallow and keep them warm and moist. It is very important to not let the seeds dry out. You may also try germinating the seeds in between moist paper towels and then planting them in soil.3

Transplanting Corkystem Passionflower

As Corkystem Passionflower is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Seed Saving Corkystem Passionflower

Wait till the fruits turn a dark purple in color in order to insure the seeds are viable. The process is a bit messy because the purple fruit stains, however, stain will come out of hands with a few washes. Squeeze the interior pulp and seeds, from the outer skin into a bowl of water and let it ferment for no more than a week. At this stage put them into a fine mesh strainer and rinse the entire mass under running water. Straining the pulp through the mesh and then spreading the remaining seeds out on paper towels to dry before storing.3

How long does Corkystem Passionflower take to grow?

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Other names for Corkystem Passionflower

Indigo Berry, Devil's Pumpkin, Passion vine

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