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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. Germination can be slow and erratic -- usually 30-50%. Leaching seeds in running water for 24 hours improves germination. Grows as a vine. Produces showy sweet-scented flowers and edible fruits.
P4440-100 Plants $4.25/ea, $9.60/3 plants, $30.60/12 plants
Currency: United States Dollar

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