Passiflora COCCINEA - good butterfly host plant

mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)October 31, 2009

Will the butterfly cats eat the leaves of this plant? Will the butterflies use all varieties of passiflora vines as a host plant? This one is quite pretty but my growing space is limited so need to plant only those passionflowers that the butterflies will use as a host plant.

I'm attempting to germinate some Maypop seeds, too, as they will be winter hardy for me but have read seed germination is hit and miss with passi's. Thought I might also purchase a vine and liked the bloom on this one.

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karyn1(7a)

The red passion vines are toxic to caterpillars. The purple, blue and white varieties are good caterpillar host plants.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 1:37PM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

Oh, thank you so much for this information. You saved me money and heartache. Red passion flower is now a no no for my garden.

Mary

    Bookmark   November 7, 2009 at 8:09AM
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