The Passion Flower comes in literally hundreds of different varieties and can be found pretty much across the globe in a variety of climates – actually a vine that produces flowers but commonly referred to merely as a flower.
They’ll tolerate cooler climates and even frost as a perennial, but if you live in an area where winters can be cold and produce a lot of snow it might not be a bad idea to cut them back and cover any growing outdoors.
Seeds can be set aside for the spring but it’s important to soak the seeds in water overnight before planting as they are slow to germinate and can take weeks or even months to sprout.
Cuttings can also be taken but they don’t seem to be any hurry either when it comes to producing roots.
This is a plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention, grows fast once it makes it’s mind up to, and butterflies gravitate to it.
I’ve found that if a person is persistent and pays attention a great many plants will acclimate to a degree and adapt where others might not think they would.
A personal experience is one that had froze, was cut back to a four or five inch stub, and yet some how managed to come back well over a year later after being transplanted to a pot – I don’t know if that’s some kind of record but it was amazing.
That doesn’t imply they could be grown under severe conditions though.
Passion flower tea is said to act as an herbal sleep aid, since I don’t have any problems falling asleep I can’t say from personal experience whether it is or not.
It’s a funny thing about gardening, people may begin with flowers and then include a vegetable garden.
Or they may begin with a vegetable garden and then include flowers, either way it seems a natural progression.