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Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower))



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LOVE Passion Flowers !!! An old chap I used to know grew lots of them and told me the story behind them. Wonderful :))

7 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Sue, I am a real fan of these, the flowers are incredible and Passion's my very favourite fruit.

7 Sep, 2009

 

I only tried them once and got ONE flower on the whole spread ! However, I have an obelisk that needs a new friend and I think I shall try again next year :-))

10 Sep, 2009

 

What were you feeding it Sue, they seem to be thriving (Triffid-like!) on seaweed?

10 Sep, 2009

 

Really ?? Bit hard to come by in Brum !! lol I usually use Phostrogen. :-)

10 Sep, 2009

 

Get it at the garden centre like b&q, 'organic seaweed feed'.

10 Sep, 2009

 

Right JJ. I'm getting one for next year. Is it a once a week feed ?

11 Sep, 2009

 

yep, once a week's fine Sue, which one are you going to get?

11 Sep, 2009

 

You know me and names Jen !!!! lol I'm a great believer in fate. No doubt I shall be mooching around on site one day and the one that's meant to be will jump out and grab my attention !! :-))

12 Sep, 2009

 

I hope that the perfect one finds you Sue, I've taken some cuttings of mine and intend to let them rampage all over the garden next year! I hope that they take root, haven't done these before,would you like one? (if they take!)

12 Sep, 2009

 

Oooohhhh Jen !! That would be lovely thankyou xx

12 Sep, 2009

 

lovely

13 Sep, 2009

 

No probs Sue, I hope we're lucky with them!
Thanks yorkshire 8o)

14 Sep, 2009

 

Hey, I too love PFs, not familiar with taking cuttings from them, whats the best technique?

24 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Stevie...Passion flowers are usually propagated by stem cuttings taken in late spring or early summer. These should be 7.6-10 cm (3-4 in.) long and taken just below a leaf. Remove the next lower leaf and dip the end of the cutting in a rooting compound. Place in 7.6 cm (3 in.) pots in an evenly moist mixture of peat moss and coarse sand. Cover the entire pot with a plastic bag to retain humidity and put it in good but indirect light. The cuttings should root in three to four weeks.
Alternatively... grow from seed, they can be tricky and don't always come true. Layering also works and can be done Spring or Autumn.
So take your pick but I've found that cuttings are easy and quickest!
Good Luck!

29 Apr, 2010

 

Ok I will have a go at that cheers.
I tried seed and its too hard although i did get a couple.
Scuse my ignorance but what is layering?

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Stevie...
To layer, choose a healthy stem, don't sever it, just remove the leaves from a small section of stem in late summer.
Lay that portion in the soil about an inch deep, leaving a leafy end exposed, I usually use a stone to weigh it down, and water well.
The buried stem should root within a few weeks.
You can leave the layer in the ground through the dormant months, so it develops a full root system. Then cut from the mother plant and replant.
I've found that this also works in the Spring, perhaps you could try both cutting and layering methods... belt and braces! :o)

30 Apr, 2010

 

cheers for the advice, I'll try both

4 May, 2010

 

OK Stevie, let me know how you get on, good luck! :o)

5 May, 2010



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