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Passiflora Maypop

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SKU H715

Passiflora incarnata

Commonly known as Maypop, this member of the passion flower family blooms and fruits outside down to as low as USDA zone 6! The only common Passiflora native to N America, this useful plant has edible leaves, flowers and fruit. Valued by native peoples for its sedative, relaxing qualities.

Like most maypops, once established it can handle freezes with no problem and will regrow year after year! The vines can be trained along a trellis or fence, but prefer to grow freely as compact growth tends to inhibit flowering and fruiting. Will be evergreen in the warmer zones of its growing range.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6

Grow Height: Indeterminate vine

Sun: Half Sun in hot climates to Full Sun in cool summer areas

Ripening Time: Late Summer - Fall

Pollination: Self Fertile

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • What are the right zones for fruit?

    The optimal growing temperatures for passiflora are 68 to 82 degrees in a humid termperate to tropical climate. Passion fruit likes full sun, but harsh full sun, such as afternoon sun in some areas, should be avoided since it does not like hot, or dry heat.

  • Can this tree grow well in Dallas, Texas?

    Yes, passionfruit vine should do well in Texas with ample irrigation. Without enough water it will not produce fruit.

  • In areas where it dies back to the ground, how much growth would you expect it to put on in a typical season?

    Passiflora can grow upwards of 6 to 8 feet in a single season with the right location and irrigation.

  • Will Maypop fruit ripen in the Tacoma WA area?

    In certain microclimates yes.

  • Does this bear maypop fruit?

    In the right climates, yes it makes passionfruit!

  • Hi, how long will passiflora maypop take to start fruiting? I live in Boston (7a). Does it need any protection in the winter if I grow it in my backyard? Also may i know how does the fruit taste like? Is it more sour than sweet? Thank you!

    Unripe maypop is quite sour and it may not fully ripen in your region. They can be grown outside, but will die back to the ground in the winter and rewgrow the following year.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Elizabeth j.
Plant arrived beautiful and healthy

Very well packed healthy vine arrived safe. Thank you!


Full of life and vigor. I love to see it!

Claire L.
1 of 2 plants in rough shape out of the box...

I received one plant in very good shape, but the other had several broken stems, was withered and discolored, and may have been tethered too tightly to its supports at the base of the plant. I cut what may have been too tight, planted both, and they're both looking fantastic now with new growth a little over a week after planting out.

Awesome Maypop

I've been searching for a decade for a real incarnata. Why it's so rare nowadays is beyond me. I've ordered from other places and it's never worked out, either being sickly plants or different species. Raintree sent me a beautiful, healthy plant about 3 feet tall, safely packaged. Very happy with my order and will order again.

David G.
Passiflora Maypop

Raintree sent me a very well grown substantial plant. It was the best packaged live plant that I've received in over 7 years of gardening. We'll see if it thrives in my windy garden, but it certainly has a good head start. Thanks.