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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    Snowy...I MIGHT. Mine are not in the best of condition right now being in the basement but I'll see how they do once they are outside. I'll see how the edulis looks and if there is room for trimming. I love the edulis...it is a handsome plant with large glossy leaves.

    Wow Bug...I'm jealous! You got some nice ones. I'll bet they are just BEAUTIFUL! I HAD an alata....grown from seed (the lone surviving seedling). It grew one loooong vine and never flowers and then died. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] So no more alata.

    I have P. incarnata (I think...its either dead or dormant...dormant I hope as this is a favorite), P. edulis, P. caerulea, P. 'Blue Bouquet', P. 'Star of Clevedon', P. 'Elizabeth', and a few others I can't remember (some are just rooted cuttings right now). I am itching to get them outdoors and in the sun. They are one of my all time favorite flowers (childhood memory of seeing P. incarnata growing in fields and throwing the fruit as hand granades...DUH...never realized you could EAT them...but they are GOOD.)

    I will try to post some photos soon on Patrick's site of some of mine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I love see photos of them.

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    UPDATE... Logees has passionflowers featured on the cover of their 2004 catalogue...and offer 28 different varieties. I want them all! Ow! I saw a pretty orange one listed as being suitable for a hanging basket. Check it out. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]



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    Hey Snowy, I should be able to make you plenty of cuttings at the end of the year.
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    I have posted some passiflora photos in Patrick's gallery...in the orchid gallery if anyone is interested. The flowers are so beautiful...and the fruit is a good bonus. How can you not love a passion flower?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    That one looks like passiflora jamesonii. Might be another red, but the corolla is the same. P. vittifolia is a very red flower too, but the corolla stands straight up like spikes, and are more purplish. Some jamesonii are coral red and sold as Passiflora "coral seas". PAK, I don't know incarnata, but always wanted to see a picture. P. alata blooms in Sept.-October, and an incredibly grand sight. Ours has chosen to climb over the house, and up the telephone line towards the pole, another vine took the CATV dropwire. They are spreading about 60' to 80' per year. I am always tearing them back so they can do it again the following year. Passiflora carulea fruit can be eaten, but must be sweetened artificially to get its unique flavors. I love the purples and the reds. NICE picture, Snowy!
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    Hey PAK! We took a road trip to LOGEES a few years ago. It's a little over an hour from here, a very cool place. You would never even know it was there from the front. The rumors around here are that a LONG time ago a woman planted a lemon tree and built (and built and built) the greenhouses around that. We saw that original ponderosa lemon tree and it was unbelievable - it had lemons on it bigger than a football! They also had just STUNNING huge brugmansias and lots of other plants that had been there a long time growing up and around the tops of the greenhouse structure. I almost bought the "buddist's hand" lemon tree.

    Back to passiflora, we grow P. edulis "Black Knight", P. "pura-Vida", P. cerulea alba "White Crown". We had a beautiful P. "Jeannette" from Logees, but it up and died in just 2 days last summer. My guess is someone poured something they weren't supposed to into it. Our growing season here isn't long enough for the fruit to develop. Our white crown produces the most flowers - we had over 40 blooms last summer. Just one on the black knight.

    We are going to try to go to Logees again this year - earlier in the season. Last time we went, many of the passiflora were sold out!


    Hey Lane - where are you in Dallas? I used to work at Baylor Hospital and lived near White Rock Lake. Boy, I SURE miss that great Tex-Mex. It's really hard ( = impossible) to find up here in Connecticut!


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    Wow...neat story...sounds like a cool place. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I bought some of my first passionflowers from Logees. My very first I started as seeds from eBay years ago. Most passiflora seeds are notoriously difficult to germinate.

    I used to NEVER EVER see passionflowers sold in nurseries around here (which was why my first venture into it was with seeds off eBay)...but just in the past few years, they seem to have caught on in popularity. Its not uncommon now to find at least P. caerulea and sometimes other varieties.

    Passion flowers can be as addicting as CPs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] So far as I've seen, Logees offers more variety than most places do...they also have the wonderful little firefern I am so fond of...another favorite. The only thing I hold against Logees was their Xmas catalogue where they advertised flytraps and wrote HORRIBLE copy that said poke the traps with pencils and throw rocks in them.
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    So Wildbill...next time you go to Logees...give 'em #### about their inaccurate and irresponsible VFT copy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] It really was disgusting.
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    PAK, should I start a passiflora alata for you? Its a monster, and we are doing starts this spring. The flowers are just too much, and are too beautiful. Let me know if you want one.
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    Sure Bug! I'm always looking for new ones. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Once mine get going, I can get cuttings of any I have that you'd like. Right now they aren't strong plants having been in the basement for so long. It just needs to get a liiiiiittle bit warmer here. Thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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