American Passion Flower
American Passion Flower Passiflora incarnata
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination:Moderate
(Maypop) Important sedative used to treat insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, nervous disorders — especially in children. It is very safe; no side effects or contraindications are known. The herb is taken as a tea or in tablet or tincture form. Now incorporated in many commercial products, this herb has become a significant American herbal crop in the Southern U.S. and Central America. Grows as a vine. Produces showy sweet-scented flowers and edible fruits.
SEDATIVE, CALMING, TEA OR TINCTURE, BEAUTIFUL FLOWER, SMALL YELLOW FRUIT, AERIAL PARTS ARE USED FRESH OR DRIED
ANNUAL IN WISCONSIN, CLIMBING VINE AT LEAST 10 FT, LOTS OF WATER AND WELL DRAINING LOCATION, SUN TO PART SUN, POOR SOIL OK, 18 to 24 inches apart. CAN BE IN POTS.