Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday Vignette; revealed!

Back in June I shared photos of a passiflora volunteer (aka sucker), and mused on it's possible identity (here). Well, the first flower opened yesterday and confirms that it's Passiflora 'Snow Queen'...

That's the sucker vine on the left...stretching to join up with it's mother vine on the trellis on the right.

It's grown a lot since I first spotted it, just a couple of leaves back then.

Now it's got multiple buds lining up to open.

Baby on the left, mama on the right.

I know I should be scared... but I'm not...

Weather Diary, July 28: Hi 89, Low 61/ Precip 0 

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24 comments:

  1. So gorgeous. I really really want that one. I should get out there and try to tame some of the beds.

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    1. Patricia - I will happily dig you up a start. See my comment to Loree first, though - it might deter you. But if not, I will happily share mine. I have several shoots, but they are always easy to give away. :)

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    2. Do it! (Patricia) If this one wasn't in the middle of the mondo I'd dig it for you, but I kind of like it there, and of course don't want to disturb the mondo.

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  2. Oh boy, and so it begins... Yes, you should be scared - or at least a bit cautious. Mine now stretches from one end of the backyard, and nearly to the other, and the long shoots form a flowering curtain as they fall off the palm fronds as you enter the space behind the garage. It's an effect I like, but damn - I know I will regret this eventually. Looks good, though!

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    1. Cautious, I am cautious. I am keeping an eye out for more and will be the boss of it!

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  3. Either your climate is made for passionflower vines or you have the touch - or both! I was able to grow them in my former garden (even if the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars devoured them) but I've yet to get one to bloom in my current garden.

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    1. That's how I feel about clematis. Why can't I grow them!?

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  4. AnonymousJuly 29, 2020

    Scared? pffft. You are used to Danger, right?
    rickii

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  5. They behave themselves here in Phoenix with our horrendous heat in the recent summers. Love yours. The flower is magical!

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    1. Ya I bet they don't like things quite as dry as you all are there.

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  6. Pretty, but also pretty scary.

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  7. I have our native passionflower vine. Not such large blooms but it is mighty. It does seed around.

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    1. I've never had fruit on my vines so no seedlings here.

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  8. Why do so many pretty things turn out to be thugs? Dangerous indeed.

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  9. No worries, they're easy as pie to pull up with two fingers. I do wish I had this one rather than my magenta one, however. I love those white spikey bits!

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    1. This is good to hear, that they're easy to remove. Maybe if there are more I can send you one?

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  10. Yes indeed, I find 'Blue Horizon' popping up far from the original plant(which I removed) including in my next door neighbors garden. They do pull up easily, but what about the neighbors ? They don't know a petunia from an Agave and the house is vacant right now to boot. Might have to use the R-stuff...

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    1. Yikes. I guess it's a good thing this one isn't anywhere near our property line.

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  11. They are very pretty, especially the flower. I've tried sowing passiflora many times, but never had the luck of having a grown plant. I guess it's a bit too cold here.

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    1. That's too bad, I wonder if you were able to sometime start with a larger plant if it would grow enough in a single season to flower? Then again I've tried with tropical ones here and they get cut down by a frost before they've flowered.

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  12. My dawn redwood is menaced by a Passiflora caerulea that sprang up from nowhere and seems intent on dragging it down. I haven't knowingly had one of those for years. Now there's another one growing nearby. Since when were passionflowers a weed?

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