Passiflora citrina

Common Name:
Passion flower
Plant Type:
Evergreen vine
Passifloraceae (The Passion Vine Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
walls and fences
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
One would hardly guess this to be a passion vine without looking carefully inside the flowers. It grows at a leisurely pace to about 10 feet high. The stems are slender and lined by dark green leaves, about 2 inches long and nearly bell shaped in outline. Soft yellow blossoms, flaring to an inch across, decorate the plant much of the year, most heavily in late summer and fall.