Passiflora incarnata x cinnicata
Lavender-purple flowering passion flower producing a yellow fruit.
Seeds are not available for the Passiflora 'Incense'. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.
Very fast growing vine to 10-20ft, sometimes longer. This variety is a hybrid between two hardy passion flower species (Passiflora incarnata and P. cinnicata), and as a result, is very hardy itself, surviving temperatures below 0F. Flowers begin in Spring and the vine will flower on and off for most of the Spring and Summer. Flowers attract birds (including hummingbirds) and bees. The flowers are self-sterile, so without pollinators, they should be hand-pollinated to obtain fruit. Flowers are followed by yellow, 1-3" fruit with little pulp. Fruits are edible.
Vines will die back upon temperatures below 32F but will regrow from roots when the weather warms up again. Very easy to grow, can also be kept in containers.
Grow in full sun or part shade, keep watered throughout the growing season.
By seeds, or by rooting softwood cuttings. Seeds can produce hybrids.
Usually planted as an ornamental for its flowers.