Snow Maypop Passionflower
Snow Maypop Passionflower is an exciting new form of maypop that features pure white flowers rather than the purple and blue of the common Maypop. Maypop fruits are greenish yellow with the delicious and sprightly taste of tropical Passionfruit pulp around the seeds. Maypop freezes to the ground in late fall and comes back in late spring, usually in early May (hence the name Maypop), so don’t be surprised that they’re coming up late.
Check out this Eat the Weeds article on identifying Maypops in the wild and making Maypop jam!
Passionflowers are one of nature’s wonders. These attractive, vigorous vines produce breathtakingly complex and beautiful flowers. The spectacular flowers will brighten your yard and garden when they begin blooming in July and continue until frost.
Passionflowers like half day to full sun and well-drained soil. They can spread 8 ft or more and will quickly cover a fence or arbor. They can easily be grown in a container as well as planted in the ground.
Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata
Site and Soil: Passionflowers like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Passionflowers are self-fertile so no need to plant another variety unless you want to add more color and variety
Hardiness: Passionflowers are hardy to about 5º F. Mulch the base of the plant during severe cold.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Pests & Diseases: Passionflowers are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7