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Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

Posted by alabamanicole 7b (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 19:55

Does anyone have seeds or root cuttings of Passiflora incarnata?

I had a whole field full, but apparently I managed to kill them all mowing. I assumed they'd be fine for a couple of years until I could transplant a few. Oops.

Now I want them for my fence but I haven't been able to find them for sale locally. I can buy seeds online but I'd prefer plants if I can get them.

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RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

I have them. I haven't seen them coming up yet, but I haven't looked. Will check tomorrow. How many were you wanting?.
How close to Birmingham do you live?

RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

4 plants would be perfect. I'm nowhere near B'Ham, but I'm not adverse to a road trip.

RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

They pop up in May, thus the name!

RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

I usually have quite a few come up. I will let you know when they are big enough. I sure was slow about the name. Hadn't put name with May. I think I knew long time ago, but just had forgotten. Tony

RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

The story I always heard was that when you step on them they "may pop".

different stories

Pay your money and take your choice of explanation!

I always have problems getting the seeds to germinate - I suspect they are meant to pass through the digestive tract of a possum or raccoon first. But I get reasonable germination by letting the fruit set undisturbed through the winter, then removing the seeds and planting them. But that means I can't eat the fruit. (sigh!)

RE: Maypop / Passiflora incarnata seeds?

I found plants at EarthTouch today, so I'm all set.

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