Passion Flower for Stan

Passion Flower for Stan

Joined: December 27th, 2005, 5:15 pm

July 16th, 2007, 12:12 am #1

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



Pam
Merritt, NC zone 8a
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July 16th, 2007, 12:19 am #2

What a beautiful capture of this flower! Thanks for the info. I did not know that but I've never researched it either.


June
Wilmington DE
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July 16th, 2007, 2:12 am #3

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



Here's another one for Stan. I found this at Lowe's this spring. It wasn't flowering, and it was mislabelled as Passiflora incarnata. I could tell that it wasn't by the leaves. It's been blooming for about a month, now. I think it is either Passiflora "Amethyst," or Passiflora "Lavender Lady."



Although this one isn't a hummingbird flower, I understand that there are species of Passiflora that are attractive to hummingbirds. I think I remember P. vitifolia being mentioned, and I also think I saw P. coccinea on some list, somewhere.

Does anyone have a passionflower that hummingbirds like?
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July 16th, 2007, 2:42 am #4

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



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Hi Pam, How does it damage wood, you mean like a house or shed? I really fell in love with that Passion Flower after seeing one of the picture contest that Russ posted. After seeing his and your photos I am going to try and see if I can get a few just to put on our deck.

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July 16th, 2007, 3:02 am #5

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



i have one planted in my garden....it is the host plant for a few of the butterflies of the fritillary family. I love the flowers...they are beautiful and so distinctive.

Ron
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July 16th, 2007, 3:05 am #6

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



Here's some info on passionflowers/maypops.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/p/passiflo.cfm

Linda313
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July 16th, 2007, 5:45 am #7

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



thank you, pam, I really appreciate it! and to kristin and linda for the additional info, as well.

it really is a beautiful blossom. I first saw it in texas last year, and was surprised that it would overwinter here.

I got it to try and attract gulf frits, ron. I didn't know they were here, either.

the cuttings are not wilty today. they look pretty good so far.

I'm going to try them on my landlady's chain link fence, pam. thanks for the warning.

stan
nashville, tn
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July 16th, 2007, 12:19 pm #8

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



The flower I posted looks like a Blue Passion Flower. I believe that the growing vine can damage bricks, wood and fences. I did some searches and found alot that said
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Soooooo I assume there are SOME species that are damaging. Now I'm not certain about the wood part.


Kristen,
Passiflora coccinea. Red Passion Flower was listed as attracts Hummingbirds.

I'm no expert, just giving a heads up.

Pam NJ 6B



Pam
Merritt, NC zone 8a
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July 16th, 2007, 7:50 pm #9

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



I have quite a bit growing in my backyard and I've noticed the hummers checking it out and drinking from it but it is not a lengthy stay and check out every blossom.

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July 16th, 2007, 7:54 pm #10

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



Pam, I think you're right about that passionflower. I just thought I'd add the name, "Passiflora caerulea," which is the scientific name for Blue Passionflower. Here's a link to a picture:

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plan ... ?code=B562

My purple passionflower is a hybrid between the Blue Passionflower and something else--I forget what.

Also, here's a picture and info about the Red Passionflower, Passiflora coccinea. The Missouri Botanical site confirms it as a hummingbird flower. Maybe I'll try one next year!

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plan ... ?code=B656
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July 16th, 2007, 11:47 pm #11

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



This is the passiflora that I have growing. It wasn't tagged when I purchased it at a local nursery. I have never seen a hummingbird so much as check it out but the Gulf Fritillaries love it. I have had it for about 5 years and it is eaten to the ground by the GF cats but comes back every spring.









This is what we call the native passiflora that grow wild around here. Supposedly it is the plant of choice for the GF's.



Patti--Zone 8
Mobile, AL

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July 17th, 2007, 12:16 am #12

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



So THAT'S what those pesky caterpillars turn into! They all but destroy my passion vine every spring, and then I accidentally get it with the weed-wacker to boot. Mine is slowly coming back, but I don't know if hummers ever use it. I have the burgundy colored one...
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July 17th, 2007, 12:22 am #13

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



The Scarlet Passionflower I grow was identified as Passiflora vitifolia by noted botanist and ornithologist Alexander Skutch. The leaves resemble those of grape vines, thus the specific epithet. According to the late, great Dr Skutch, the flowers are pollinated by the Long-tailed [currently Long-billed] Hermit. I observed one nectaring from some flowers while I was with Dr Skutch.

That said, I have only seen hummers here approach the spectacular flowers a few times. However, orioles will kill for them.

The vine is badly invasive. If I don't take some drastic action very soon, tendrils will be crawling in the windows.

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Nancy L Newfield
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July 17th, 2007, 1:22 am #14

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



By the way, Patti, those are gorgeous photos of the passionflowers and butterflies. Nice work, and thanks for posting them!
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July 17th, 2007, 5:38 am #15

I posted this on "plant deals thread", but things are moving so fast aroung here and wanted you to see this!

When visiting North Carolina I fell in love with Passion Flower. The gardner said while beautiful, it is very invasive and often damaging to wood stuctures. Just figured I'd pass that along. Do a search and see what you find!! Beautiful flower!!!



Pam NJ 6B



When I visited Costa Rica last November, my friends had a resident hummer that fed at their red passiflora all the time. The vine hung like a swag above the gate to their driveway. Here's a pic I took while I was there.
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