Passiflora ligularis | Sweet Granadilla | Grenadia | 5_Seeds

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This is Passiflora ligularis, also known as sweet granadilla, and grenadia. The pulp is edible and has a deliciously sweet taste. It smells fantastic and contains vitamins C, A, and K, as well as the minerals iron, phosphorus, and calcium. This vine grows up to 15 feet long and attracts many birds, bees, and butterflies. It likes to live anywhere from sun down to light shade and will give you the most beautiful blossoms from the middle of Spring until the middle of Fall. This is a host plant for the Zebra Long Wing, Zebra Heliconian, Julia Heliconian, Isabellas Heliconian, Banded Orange Heliconian, Mexican Fritillary, Scarce Bamboo Page, Erato Heliconian, Variegated Fritillary, and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. It is also a larval host plant for the Plebeian sphinx Moth. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.