Most of the stem died in the winter but it sprung back and is now over four feet! On Sep 27, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (Zone 11) wrote: I grew this plant from seeds nine years ago. 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. Passion fruit can be eaten raw by popping them open and eating the pulp and crunchy seeds. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Passiflora Species, Blue … Works well in about 20 minutes with no side effects. After a while, when the plantlets were still less than 10cm tall, they got attacked by caterpillars. 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. In one season we had plants emerging as much as 8 feet away from the parent. The plant prefers full sun, dryish soils and a trellis. At first it just sat there and did nothing, I worried It was going to die. vines. It's very powerful so you have to be careful not to let it grab onto anything else. Using these methods it may be possible to grow the more colourful species - even in Britain. 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. Great for show-n-tell at school. Being a child of the late 40's I remember the passion vine as a plant that had me hooked on horticulture as it was so exotic and strange. These types of features tend to absorb and radiate heat and will help keep your Passiflora vine remain a little warmer than it otherwise will be. I planted it straight from the pot into my garden, full sunshine in May. On Sep 25, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote: This plant is terribly invasive here. Flowers are outstanding, of course. The fragrance from the blossoms attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. caerulea(? Now the blossoms have started and I'm seeing new baby caterpillars and eggs on the ... read morevines. I will mulch the base of the plant and hope to see it again in the spring. They are awesome! Maypops is a host plant for the Gulf Fritillary and is a native to the southeast. across (12 cm), adorned with a ring of paler, wavy filaments. in my eyes it is in the worst case a quite showy pest, nothing to worry about. It was the first time I got sucessful with seedlings. I am dissapointed that the blooms only last a day though. I grow mine right in the middle of my main garden bed on a trellis. On Oct 8, 2004, marshtackie from Orlando, FL wrote: Actually, I'm not sure whether it's caerulea I have. Prune 1/2 the stems hard in early summer, and tip prune the rest. The roots put on excess leafy growth unless contained. Now, in 2007, the plant has produced over 80 blooms and is still forming new flower buds. The recocommended solution is to plant it in soil that is over 50% gravel and sharp sand - but you can do even more to ensure its survival. Potato Heads of the plant world: Too many parts, each sillier than the next. He died at age 87 three years ago. 12 Fruit Trees that Thrive in the Desert with Little Care - Duration: 1:17:44. I figured that was going to be the end of it but it is still alive. : )). Amazingly, they survived, and started growing again. This is also a very easy plant to root via stem cuttings. Learn how to grow this Native American passion flower to cover a wall or a fence or cultivate so it remains in a container. As much as this plant has endured with shipping, cold weather, low sun, and general neglect-I am very impressed with it. It throws up suckers everywhere, strangling shrubs and trees. Passion Flowers are very susceptible to a number of diseases and parasites. Passion fruit is also cooked for jellies, jams and juice. When dried, they have a mild cucumber scent. I suspect it is much less agressive in cooler areas. anyway, i have kept its root cool by mulching and it receives full sun. The fruit tends to fall off the stems when ripe. They have no fragrence here. I just went out today 11/1/03 to check my Rockery garden as we had a hard freeze. I've tried both with rooting hormone and without, and saw no difference in results. It even forms thickets in sandy soil areas open to full sun exposure. On Jul 12, 2006, shellabella from West Central, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: I purchased this plant last April. And I only had it in a 3½ in pot in a north east window! When I first planted the vine I had a problem with it turning yellow all the time because the soil had not been amended yet. It 's growing very well, but it is still a smalish size-4ft and it now has 12 blooms at various stages of development. Like a strategically placed dab of concealer on the face, vigorous fast growing vines can quickly beautify a garden while mitigating almost any fault. it loves sun and heat, it seems that it can never be to hot for this plant. 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