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Passiflora lutea

Phonetic Spelling
pass-ih-FLORE-uh LOO-tee-uh
Description

Eastern Yellow Passion Flower is a native herbaceous vine found statewide in woodlands, forests, thickets and maritime forests. It is the hardiest of the Passion Flower vines. The flowers are small, about 1 inch or less across, pale greenish-yellow to off-white, blooming in late summer to fall. The flowers are followed by small black berries that that are eaten by birds and mammals. The leaves are wider than they are long and softly lobed.

This vine is an important wildlife plant, attracting bees, butterflies, birds and mammals. Plant this vine in fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade in the butterfly or pollinator garden. It will grow on a trellis or fence or sprawl on the ground. This plant is much better behaved in the garden than P. incarnata and is resistant to damage by deer.

 

 

 

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#bees#hummingbirds#sun#partial shade#yellow flowers#trellis#fence#vines#summer flowers#deer resistant#native garden#long bloom time#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#butterfly larvae#butterflies#pollinators#pollinator garden#audubon#butterfly garden
 
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#bees#hummingbirds#sun#partial shade#yellow flowers#trellis#fence#vines#summer flowers#deer resistant#native garden#long bloom time#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#butterfly larvae#butterflies#pollinators#pollinator garden#audubon#butterfly garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Passiflora
    Species:
    lutea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and south central USA
    Distribution:
    AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Host plant to the Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Heliconia, and Variegated Fritillary Butterfly. Deer generally avoid the plant.
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Edibility:
    Flowers are edible. Best used as a garnish.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from August to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    1-inch unusual yellow flowers bloom from June to September.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 3 lobed, 1-3 inches long and 3-6 inches wide. Sometimes leaves will have subtly variegation with silver in summer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Edible Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer