Passiflora lutea

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Plant types and subtypes: Climbers, Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5'-15'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green, lime-green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, climbing, colonizing, creeping, deer resistant, ornamental foliage

Passiflora lutea (yellow passionflower)
  • Passiflora lutea (yellow passionflower)
  • Passiflora lutea (yellow passionflower)

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Description

Passiflora lutea

Also known as:

yellow passionflower

,

yellow passion vine

,

yellow passion-flower

Scientific Synonyms:

Passiflora lutea var. glabriflora

Description

Passiflora lutea is a twining vine grown primarily for its attractive, dense foliage. The leaves are tender green, shallowly lobed, and up to 5" across. The flowers are yellow, and although only 1" across, they are very intricate and produced in abundance. These give way to small purple fruit that contrast well against the foliage as it turns yellow in fall. The vine twill twine and climb on open structures, aided by tendrils.

Cultivation

Yellow passionflower is easy to grow and low maintenance. Flower production is best with more sun, but it will tolerate any light condition short of full shade. The water requirements are low, and it is not particular about soil though moist, well-drained ones are best. It is not a heavy vine and will not damage the structure it uses for support. It can also be used as very effective creeping ground cover. The blooming period lasts up to 2 months, from mid-summer through early fall. This is the hardiest member of the Passion-flower family. Zones 5-9

Propagation

easy to propagate from seed, or by cuttings and divisions.

Additional Notes

This species is a host plant to various species of butterflies, including Gulf fritillaries. Highly deer resistant.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Passifloraceae Passion-flower family
Genus Passiflora passionflower
Species Passiflora lutea yellow passionflower