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Passiflora suberosa, Corkystem Passionflower

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 Passiflora suberosa
Family: Passifloraceae
Corkystem Passionflower
Origin: Florida, West Indies, Texas, Mexico, Central America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Informal groundcover or low-climbing vine, climbing, herbaceous, with extremely variable leaves. Stems to 2 feet or more in length. Sometimes spreading horizontally and forming large open or dense patches. Growth Rate: fast. Habitats: moist forests and pinelands. Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with or without humusy top layer.

Prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.Can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury. Drought tolerance: high; does not require any supplemental water once established. Flower Color: Greenish to yellowish, semi-showy but small, petals are absent. Flowering season: all year. Fruit: purple-black globose berry. Edible.

Larval host plant for butterflies. One of the best larval host plants for butterflies.

Can be grown from seed. Smash mature fruit on paper towel or place in blender with water and grind just enough to break up the berries; strain and place on paper towel. When dry, scrape seed onto surface of soil. Do not cover. Place containter in light shade.


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Corkystem passionflower. Informal groundcover or low-climbing vine, flower greenish to yellowish, semi-showy but small. Flowering season: all year. Fruit: purple-black globose berry, edible. Larval host plant for butterflies. One of the best larval host plants for butterflies.
Can be grown from seed. Scrape seed onto surface of soil. Do not cover. Place containter in light shade.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

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