Scarification: Pre-soak seed for 12 hours in warm water.
Stratification: none required
Germination: It is best sown on surface of light soil or peat moss with bottom heat. Seed will germinate in 1-12 months at 68 degrees F.
Passiflora incarnata, also known as Maypop or Purple Passionflower, is a fast-growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. It produces large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens, making it a common wildflower in the southern United States. The plant is also called Wild Apricot and Wild Passion Vine. It is a valuable sedative and tranquillising herb that has been used in North America for treating nervous anxiety and insomnia. The fruit of the plant is edible, often used for making jellies and jams. The Maypop grows in thickets, disturbed areas, near riverbanks, and in areas with lots of available sunlight. Its fleshy fruit is a larval food for many butterfly species and very popular with wildlife. The Cherokee in the Tennessee area called it ocoee, and the Ocoee River and valley are named after this plant, which is the Tennessee State Wildflower.