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Corky Stem Passion Flower Vine Plant - Exotic! - 3" Pot

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Corky Stem Passion Flower Vine Plant - Exotic! - 3" Pot

$11.99 $9.99
(You save $2.00)
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Corkystem Passionflower is important and the most common Passionflower growing in Florida. It is very adaptable and can be found growing in filtered light, where Zebra Heliconia (Longwing) butterflies will use it as a host plant, or in full sun where Gulf Fritillary, and Julia butterflies are likely to use it as a host plant. It really is the species of Passionflower most likely to provide the host source for these species of butterflies and most of these species of butterflies that we see in our yards, we can thank for this species. It also provides a fruit that is used by birds. It can be trellised or allowed to grow wild on shrubs or trees with management to keep them in check so as not to smoother the plants it is using for support. The foliage is reminiscent of English Ivy with a 3 lobed, dark green leaf. The stems become winged or corky with age, hence the common name. PASSION FLOWER: Passion flowers are exotic looking topical plants that can actually be grown in much milder areas. There are many different passion flower plants. Some passion flowers are vines, some produce edible fruits. The genus Passiflora contains over 400 species. The name ‘Passion’ Flower comes from Spanish Christian missionaries who adopted the unique physical structures of this plant, particularly the numbers of its various flower parts, as symbols of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion.

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