Passiflora incarnate, also known as canpop, true passion flower, wild apricot and wild passion vine, is an evergreen perennial vine that grows up to about 4 feet tall and has trailing or climbing stems.
An upright member of the passionflora genus Passifora, the canpop has small, complex blooms with stamens and large flowers that vary in color from red, orange, yellow and blue to violet.
The flowers that are produced during the season bloom into a large bunch that looks like an arrangement of grapes on a vine. When first spotted, the canpop is covered with a glossy white powder, which is often called “passion dust” because it resembles powdered sugar. Once the flowers open up, their color changes from white to light pink, red or purplish.
The fruit is edible but not sweet. It is most commonly harvested for its bitter taste and for its leaves, which are eaten as a beverage by many people. A small number of wild varieties of the canpop flower are cultivated in tropical areas. These include the Passion Flower, White Passion Flower, Black Passion Flower, Pink Passion Flower, Red Passionflower and Green Passion Flower.
In the United States, it has become popular as an ornamental plant for many gardeners, especially those who like the wild passion flower. It can be planted near your home or taken indoors for some of the year so you can enjoy it throughout the colder months.
Wild passion flower blooms have been known to show up in various parts of the country during the colder months. If you live in one of the cold climates that have snow in the fall, you may see wild passionflowers in late winter, although some specimens of this variety do not bloom until April or May.
Wild passionflowers are native to south and central Asia and the Middle East, but their seeds were accidentally introduced to North America sometime in the 1800s. Their natural range is in south and Central America.
As with any flowering plant, the flowering period of the canpop flower is brief.
It will not bloom at all during the cold season, although there are some exceptions.
There are many species of the canpop flower that do flower during the spring, summer. They include the Purple Passion Flower, Wild Apricot, Wild Papaya, Green and Red Passionflower, Blue Passionflower and Pink Passion Flower.
The canyon flowers are not only a beautiful feature on a garden or front yard, but they are also good indicators of pest infestations. The leaves of these wild flowers are very attractive and are quite attractive to birds, butterflies and bugs. Wild passionflowers should be regularly inspected by a gardener to determine if they are infected with aphids and other insects.
A quick look at your yard is also helpful in determining whether or not your garden or front yard has been overrun by wild flowers. This is especially true if you find a great number of canpop flowers near your house. This is likely due to aphids and whiteflies.
You can get rid of canpop flowers by hand by scraping them off with a hand knife or by using a sprayer. You may also be able to get rid of canpop flowers by using a liquid dish washing detergent.
There are many different ways to plant these plants. They can be placed in a hole that has been dug in the ground.
Gardeners are advised to be careful about the direction in which they plant canopy flowers. Many gardeners believe that placing them in a pot that is too close to the side of the house increases the risk of overwintering.