Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Native Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)

These beautiful Maypops (Passiflora incarnata) are blooming right now, and as many farmer's as are cursing them, there are gardeners planting them. As beautiful and reliable as they are, they are hell to try to contain. Fact is, it can't be done in our climate in the ground. But you can still have and enjoy them by putting them in a large pot. They will overwinter,at least here in zone 8, very easily in a pot. It would not hurt to put the pot in a saucer to curtail it's  tendency to creep away. The butterflies will thank you. This is a host plant for several butterflies  and if they find it, they may eat it up so that you have little chance to enjoy the flowers.
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