Maypop, Purple Passionflower, Apricot Vine, taken on September 10, 2008.
Photo Credit: Mike Strickland
Passiflora incarnata can do well in the home landscape.
Common uses for this plant include: Native Americans and European settlers traditionally used the aerial parts medicinally to aid sleep and relaxation. The passion flower does produce an interesting fruit (passion fruit) that wildlife loves and is edible by humans as well. Consider siting this plant where you can enjoy its presence as it emerges from the ground in early spring with its 3 lobed leaves sending out its tendrils to continue its climb and then in late Juneearly July, the eye-candy flowers appear for one day and then begin to produce the fruit.