Sunday, October 4, 2009

Passiflora - Passion Flower

Good morning Folks ~ Hope you are having a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.

Today's post is about one of my very favorite flowering vines, Passion Flower. I've posted on this before, see here, but don't think you'll mind seeing more pictures.

I have two different kinds on our property, one is smaller, more simple and plain. I do not know the name of this one, which is shown below.

The other is beautiful. I believe it is 'Incense', and it has a wonderful scent. I have no idea where either of these came from, except maybe from birds. The butterflies love both vines.

Happy Gardening

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Debbie's Garden said...

Do you have to be careful where you plant it? I heard passion flower will just take over if you don't keep an eye on it.
They're such a busy design for a flower arent they? Like something you'd draw.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are so exotic looking. That Incense is incredible. Bet it fits right in with your tropical paradise!


L. D. Burgus said...

I like the shapes of both of them, but the coloring of the second one is really magical. Thanks for sharing again.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers you grow in florida.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful passionflowers and stellar photos. The blue on the 'Incense' is wonderful.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I just love Passion flowers. They are like little pieces of modern art. I've never seen one like 'Incense' before.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you for posting these stunningly beautiful blooms! The second bloom must be the most exotic that I've seen!

WiseAcre said...

I can see why you love them. They're so unworldly looking. Wish I could grow them.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! You are so lucky to have them just "show up!" I bought "Incense" this spring and it died on me. :-( I've heard they are invasive also but I still love them.

LeSan said...

Wow! I don't have anything like that. They are like some beautiful alien art. I can see why they are a favorite. Simply gorgeous.

Sue said...

I planted one this year, but it didn't bloom. These are lovely photos! I am up past my bedtime, so will need to come back to read your other posts.

Felicia said...

Beautiful. I planted a passion vine on my fence this year. I'm hoping it will survive the Georgia winter! I'm in zone 8 :)

FlowerLady said...

Good morning everyone. Glad you all enjoyed pictures of this wonderful bloom.

Debbie ~ The passion vine does spread out over things and also grows more plants via underground. It is a piece of artwork, created by God.

Jane ~ I get excited every time these bloom. They are just so wonderful, and yes they fit right into our little tropical paradise.

L.D. ~ They both are great artistically and I agree that the colors of 'Incense' are magical.

Vicki ~ Thanks. We do have some beauties down here.

SweetBay ~ Thank you ~ The blue is what gets me every time with these blooms.

Catherine ~ You are so right, little pieces of modern art.

Kanak ~ You are welcome. They are the most exotic flower in our gardens.

WiseAcre ~ There are lots of things you grow up north that I wish I could grow.

Kathleen ~ I've had some that I've dug up and planted in pots croak on me, but left in the ground they are prolific.

LeSan ~ They do look like alien art, but that's what gives them their beauty, that and the colors.

Sue ~ I'm surprised that you can even grow this up north. Maybe you will get blooms next year. Do you bring it inside for the winter?

I want to thank you all for stopping in, taking the time to read and leaving your kind comments.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

FlowerLady said...

Hi Felicia ~ Thanks for visiting. Our posts happened at about the same time. It seems like from what I've read, that the passion vine should grow again after the die back of winter for you. I hope so.


Sue said...

I've never grown it before, so was thinking it would be an annual here. I wonder if I could take a cutting to keep inside for the winter in hopes it would bloom next year. The main reason I planted it, though, was for caterpillars to eat. I don't know if any did, though.

Carol said...

Great shots of your lovely passion flowers... the colors and movement are wonderful. Your birds must love you to give such a grand gift. Love the complementary colors! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and visiting Flower Hill. Carol

FlowerLady said...

Sue ~ Did you try rooting a cutting yet? I see butterflies flying around ours all the times and sometimes even see the caterpillars.

Carol ~ Thanks. I love the colors too. It is just so unusual and beautiful too. I would love to see this in glass by Dale Chihuly. His work is just beautiful and breathtaking. ~ Your blog is beautiful in photos and thoughts. It is a real pleasure to visit there.