If you like butterflies, then this is the plant for you. The Passion Flower Vine comes in many varieties, most often with purple flowers and the most common variety is Passiflora incarnata. The variety ‘Lady Margaret’ has a beautiful reddish-purple flower. The flowers bloom throughout the year and are well known for their beautiful and intricate architecture.
The Passion Flower Vine hosts the Gulf Fritillary butterfly and the Zebra Longwing butterfly and several other varieties visit the flower to drink the nectar. Remember, along with butterflies come caterpillars! The Passion Flower Vine prefers full sun, will die back in a hard freeze and return the following season. This climbing vine uses tendrils to attach itself to a trellis, fence or espalier system you have in your garden.