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The passion vine is getting interesting!


I had a Passion Vine when I was a young kid as a “Boy Scout merit badge project” and have been nursing one from seed in my first rock garden as an adult, slash “old fart” for the last year an a half. It was planted on the South side of the house on a pretty cool lattice trellis that I built and the southern winds have naturally blown the growth around the corner of the new house into an undeveloped flowerbed from last summer. Here’s a photo of the vine and where it is growing:

It blooms rarely despite the super rich soil that it is growing in.
I suspect that the southern facing area might have a little too much sunlight and this little guy is seeking some shade which the east side of the house has. Here’s the bloom on the east side that popped open this evening:

I just love all of the colors that the Passion Vine produces!
I cannot imagine why this little vine is seeking out that area.. The flowerbed is mostly foundation dirt: That really dense orange clay that is hard as a rock..
The only thing that has grown on this shaded side is a few Hostas, ferns and Elephant ears, and they are struggling badly in these 100 deg + Texas Summer days.
I think that I’m just going to let it grow where nature wants it to grow and see what happens! Mother nature often makes the best decisions when it comes to plant propagation! {chuckle}

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