Passion vine is one of the most exotic looking edibles that we can grow in our climate with its striking blue and white ornate flowers appearing in late summer, commonly reaching 3 ” in diameter, and produce a tart orange fruit. The entire flower is edible and the petals in particular are sweetly delicious! First nation people’s have long used passion vine medicinally as a sleep aid, pain reliever, and anti-inflammatory. It is a great pollinator plant attracting butterflies and other insects, and is a host plant to many fritillary butterflies.
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: A scrambling vine to 20' in length with side shoots and suckers
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Fertile well-draining soil
Origin: Central America into the United States as far north as Central Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower