Passion Flowers in the Wild and in the GardenPosted: July 26, 2020
I live in an area where the wild Maypops grow.
Not far down the path I found the Maypop’s smaller cousin. A beautiful little gem called Yellow Passion-flower, Passiflora lutea.
The green to yellowish flowers are about an inch across. I may have passed by this elusive jewel many times and I’m glad to have finally spotted it.
I bought this Passion Flower at a nursery a couple of years ago, mainly to provide a plant to host Gulf Fritillary Butterflies. As it turned out, the butterflies did not like this cultivar. The flowers are beautiful and I like it.
This year I purchased another Passion Flower that the nurseryman guaranteed that the Gulf Fritillary would lay eggs on and the caterpillars would eat. We will see.