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Passiflora manicata

Family: Passifloraceae


Native to: Colombia To Peru

Sentiment: faith


Type: vine

Form: spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 0.00 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet


orange, red




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: climbing vine, evergreen, woody vine

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape uses: arbor, container, trellis or espalier

Propagates by: cutting, seed

flowers in fall

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil types: loam, well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular

Passiflora serves as a "host" plant for the eggs and larvae of Gulf Fritillary, Banded Orange Heliconian, Julia Heliconian, Isabella's Heliconian, Variegated Fritillary, Mexican Fritillary, Zebra Heliconian, Erato Heliconian, and the Mexican Silverspot. Given this abundance the chances are very high that if you can grow Passiflora then you will attract one of these fine creatures to your garden.

Passiflora manicata is relatively short twining vine that does best if given support on a trellis or arbor. It grows to about 10 feet long and can be grown in Zone 9. It does need to be protected from frost. If it does die back during winter, it will behave as a deciduous perennial and simply recover by mid spring. Try it in a container.

This plant attracts adult butterflies - Gulf Fritillary in particular (Agraulis vanillae) - a truly gorgeous butterfly with bright orange with black markings that is entirely dependent upon garden plants for its survival. Given a choice between red and purple flowering Passiflora, it may choose the red-flowering Passiflora.

Container plants that attract adult butterflies - vine

This plant is one of 25 vines suitable to grow in a container that can attract adult butterflies.

They can be found in large, medium-large and tiny heights - from less than a foot long to over 10 feet tall.

None are drought tolerant, as most of prefer moderate or regular watering. 7 are deciduous,19 are evergreen. Some can grow in Zones 3 and Zone 4, while the others grow in Zones 5-11. 23 can be grown in Zone 9.

Most vines are prostrate, so we set their height to "0" while registering the plant's potential length in the width category.