20 Passionflower seeds, Passiflora incarnata, USDA Organic, Ore
Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to South America. It is commercially cultivated in many tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit, commonly called passion fruit. The fruit is a pepo, a type of berry, round to oval, dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced; the juice often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma and flavor.
Traditionally, the plant has been used as a herbal medicine in the belief it may be used for anxiety, insomnia, or hypertension. In traditional medicine, passionflower is reputed to have a number of potential uses for diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, neuralgia, burns, hemorrhoids and insomnia, as used historically in Europe
Prefers a frost-free location. Great for an arbor. Bees and butterflies love the flowers.
This is the only species that the Gulf fritillary butterflies will use as a breeding ground.