Passiflora (again!)

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  1. jay

    jay Gardener

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    Mine is growing like a nutter but has no flowers on, do they flower in their second year, or is there another reason why it's not blooming?
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Jay, if its recently been planted it will probably make a lot of growth before it starts to flower. There's still plenty of time for this year.
     
  3. jay

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    Cool!! :D Thanks! Yes it was planted a few weeks ago, so that's good to hear.
     
  4. SteveW

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    I have to say (in my opinion) they have one of the most amazing flowers in the plant world
     
  5. Davina

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    When I first planted Passiflora, I had no flowers the first year, but plenty the second and every year after that without fail, with big, orange fruits. I did grow mine from seed though so they probably had a bit of catching up to do.
     
  6. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Have I shown you these two, pity neither are hardy.
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  7. sallyann

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    Jay, Don't be disheartened My passiflora grew into a mass of leaves and nothing else the first year, and because i live on top of a mountain in the winter it shrivelled up into nothing and i thought it had died, so i cut it back to approx 6 inches from the base and said " look here you've got two choices you live or you die," and low and behold this year his 6 foot about to flower and hopefully fruit,

    Good Luck.
     
  8. sallyann

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    P.S. Hey Steve, Fabulous Pictures.


    Second one's a bit spooky, Do those purple leg things open right out or stay like an alien that's gonna send a big set of nashers out?
     
  9. jay

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    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
    SteveW I agree, they are truly amazing, like alien flowers, lol!
    Lovely pics Pete, thanks!
     
  10. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'm afraid they stay like that, thats what makes it iteresting ;)
     
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    Amazing, Such a delicate flower can produce such intricate Detail.
     
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