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Will a wilting passion flower survive?

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I planted a new passion flower (white lightening) against a pergola post and it did really well for a while growing rapidly, giving flowers and fruit. Then two weeks ago, almost overnight, it started to wilt with some strands really drying out and going crispy. The crispy strands have been cut away but the rest, although not crispy, are really wilted. Have been paying extra attention to ensure that it is watered every day. Thanks for any help!



This particular form of Passiflora is tender - it won't survive the winter outside, and it may be that the cooler nightly temperatures we've had on and off for the last 3 or 4 weeks have caused it distress. It may be coming to the end of its time, now we're nearly into September.

29 Aug, 2009


Today I saw a mature Passiflora that had dried up. I have no idea what might have happened to it. It seems rather drastic for the owners to have given it the chop near ground level. As the base of the plant is covered by other small plants I wasn't able to see it. There were a lot of fruits on it.

I have no idea if it's related to your problem or if the plant has died naturally or through some pest or illness.

29 Aug, 2009

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