Love-in-a-Mist is a species of passion flower that has delicate, white and purple flowers. The flowers have finely divided bracts that encircle the buds, which give this plant its common name. It is a perennial vine. The vines have bright green, tri-lobed leaves and long tendril, which it uses to climb on fences and other plants. It can also grow along the ground as a sprawling vine. The flowers are followed by globose, bright red or orange fruits. The fruits are edible. It grows well in full sun and part shade. Native to the southwestern United States and tropical America. Hardy in zones 9-11.
Growing Instructions for Love-In-A-Mist
- Soak the seeds in water for 24-48 hours in warm water. 2. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil. 4. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet. 5. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.