Passiflora suberosa

  • Family name: Passifloraceae
  • Host plant for: Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonius); Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae); and Julia (Dryas iulia)
  • General description: Spreading evergreen perennial vine with alternate entire or three-lobed leaves and small, inconspicuous greenish flowers. Easy to cultivate, requires full sun to partial shade and well-drained soils. Thrives in gardens. Makes an attractive groundcover. May require pruning in small spaces. One of the premier larval host plants for any butterfly garden. Flowers attract bees and other pollinators.
  • Type: Evergreen perennial vine
  • Flower: Small, inconspicuous greenish flowers
  • Bloom time: All year
  • Soil type: Moist to dry, well-drained soils
  • Maximum height: Vine spreads to 10 feet or more
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to cultivate. Makes attractive groundcover.
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Pine rocklands, pinelands, hammocks, coastal uplands, disturbed areas
  • Range in Florida

Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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