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Billarderia longiflora


By siris


I grew these plants from seed and put the first of these twinning plants up the back fence. It started flowering in 2019…

…and has started to move along.(first pic below) of the berries this year..

….since then I put another plant up a rope support. The flowers and fruits show up better there than intertwined amongst other plants.(second pic)

…. recently I put another seedling up a stake, it subsequently flowered and has produced it’s berries – WHITE ones.

Researching this berry colour, it appears to be quite unusual, so I’m quite chuffed although I still prefer the purple colour. I intend to to harvest the berries (only 2 actually) and prepare the black seeds (I assume they will be black as are the purple berrried ones) and sow them next year, see if a) they are fertile, b) produce white berries.
Watch this space!

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You obviously have green fingers! Let us know of your progress with the seeds.

21 Aug, 2022


Wonderful pics and info, Sue! Amazing to see your white ones too. You've been skilled and have patience too! Love the flowers produced, very attractive. Yes, keep us updated!

21 Aug, 2022


These are great plants, especially the metallic blue/purple berries.

It will be interesting to see what the white ones produce.
Keep us informed of the progress.

21 Aug, 2022


I have never heard of these Siris!
You definitely have green fingers !

21 Aug, 2022


I like that, it looks very happy where you've planted it, really shows up, I do like the ones that flower and then produce berries, of which there sure are a lot this year...

22 Aug, 2022


Interesting plants, they are very attractive. Looking forward to the seed results.

23 Aug, 2022

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