Latin Name: Passiflora incarnata
Initial Instructions: After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to full exposure. If you are keeping your Maypop in a container, re-pot it into a 6-8 inch diameter pot. The plant will require re-potting to a larger container as it grows. Up-pot when the plant appears root bound or when large roots push out the drainage holes. If planting in the ground, select a location with well-drained soil, spacing the plants 10-15 feet apart. Provide a support structure for the vigorous vines to climb; a trellis, fence, or arbor should suffice.
Cultivation: Water regularly during the first growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Fertilize lightly early in the season with a well-balanced fertilizer. Prune as needed to maintain shape and train the plant to your support structure. For plants in the ground, mulch well in autumn to protect the roots; the vines may die back to the ground over the winter.
Size at Maturity: 15-20 feet tall.
Spacing: 10-15 feet
Pests & Diseases: Our Maypops are not bothered by pests or diseases.
Soil Type: Standard potting soil in containers or well-drained soil in the ground.
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade.
Hardiness: -25ºF
Bloom Time: Mid-summer to frost
USDA Zone: 5-9