hardy passion flower
Bahama Blue Passion Flower is a beautiful and vigorous free flowering selection of the Blue Crown Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea, with all its hardiness and reliability. But at least it produces massive quantities of fruit (my guess is my 1 year old seedling produced at least 200 fruits this year).. At least the Frittalary caterpillars don't seem to affect fruit production, nor do they damage the fruits.... sadly the fruits are 90% hollow, with only a 'dollop' of barely edible bright red seeds inside. I got this one because I read that it is useful for polinating the tasty fruit bearing varieties.The butterflies also love it . On Dec 29, 2007, arthulse from Weaverville, NC wrote: Purchased this at a nursery where it was listed as maypops. On Jul 31, 2007, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote: My Passion Vine was planted in late 2005 and grew very well during 2006, but no blooms. At first it just sat there and did nothing, I worried It was going to die. At the very top, the waving pistils, each in quest of pollen. Because only in a 5 gallon pot. Very hardy since my dog digs part of it up every year and chews the stem. Its making its first flowers now, in its second year, and its got a ton of them. Flowers only lasted a day and nothing pollinated them. After 5 years they were about to bloom when I noticed they were drying. On Jul 9, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote: I've grown this Passiflora for years here in my PNW garden. The flowers feel almost like plastic. I planted these primarily because butterflies populations are struggling in my area and I wanted to do my part to keep them thriving, and because I love the alien looking flowers and bright orange fruit. I live in an apartment, so there was no way I could put them under full sun, but they persisted anyway. My parrot loves them though, and considers them a delicacy. in the summer some places in the greenhouse are so hot that you burn your hands when you touch them. Repotting and pruning are usually done in late fall, before spring stimulates fresh new growth. This vigorous vine will grow stems to 30', covering a 10' stretch of fence, or a nice-sized trellis. 108 types of Passiflora. i think our summer heat of 100F+ is too much for it to make blooms. What Should I Plant in a Narrow Garden Along a Fence? The first year it filled in and grew, we had a whole hoard of caterpillars eat away the leaves, leaving the vines bare. What Fruit Grows on a Vine With Purple Flowers? good specimen instead of chancing to grow them from seed, (this way you are sure of plant variety), get the one from Monrovia growers. It has been a joy to watch the flowers all summer. On Jun 18, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote: I see this plant is listed as "hardy" and I have microclimates in my southern Ontario garden that approximate zone 6 or 6b. I won't give it a negative because of its pretty flowers but I give it a neutral because it will not fruit. These make great privacy covers for the pesky holes in the fence! Fast growing climber from South America. The hardiness of passion flower varies between species and cultivars: Passiflora incarnata is fully hardy, but should still be grown in a sheltered spot P. caerulea is frost hardy, so is suitable for outdoor growing in milder regions of the UK only, and may require some winter protection. Wait till they see the fruit!!!! $6.99. It must have grow at least 4 ½ to 5 feet in its first winter! In spite of a continuing drought, I am amazed at how well the plant is doing on nothing but a little liquid fertilizer (Peters) and city water. Note that in some gardens it can become invasive It's wonderful seeing the caterpillar to butterfly cycle happening right in my backyard (even if the cocoons end up all over the place along the fence and tables) and it's lovely having the butterflies around, helping to pollinate my other plants. I harvest flowers before caterpillars come and after their season. I figured that was going to be the end of it but it is still alive. Other propagation methods include stem cuttings taken in the summer and separating mature suckers from the parent plant. They are both covered in blooms and the one I planted on a trellis 3 days ago has already grown 10 inches in 72 hours! It has been a joy to watch the flowers all summer. Mine has nev... read moreer fruited but it's a very striking flower, much admired by neighbors. When I was establishing it I started watering it regularly then I started flooding it but infrequently, then the roots started going all over the place. Because of our wetter, gloomier winters and less well-drained soil,it will only tolerate -8 C, and will be defoliated at -5C. Docturf (july 31, 2007). It gets watered every 2 days by a watering system, and it grows like a weed! 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