Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Maypop, a native butterfly & bee magnet

Passionvine, purple passion flower, maypop (Passiflora incarnata) is a beautiful perennial native vine with a wonderfully complex flower with crimped petal-like tepals. It dies back to the ground in the winter, but pops up in more places the next spring–in May usually.

Like most gardeners, I love beautiful plants that attract many pollinators. And for a vine like this, adorning the trelliswork is the ideal location. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

Find out what became of this beautiful vine; read my post over on Native Plants & Wildlife

Green Gardening Matters,
Ginny Stibolt

No comments:

Post a Comment