Does anyone grow passiflora incarnata in S. Carolina? If so, when do they start to bloom? And...where do the blooms come from? New or old growth, etc?
I have some that I planted last year. They grew well but didn't bloom. They are getting bigger and bigger now, and I'm hoping for blooms, but would like to know when to start looking...and where. :)
Lol .. well then, kick yours a few times and let mother nature water it. I've had that happen to me .. I've actually gotten stubborn plants to bloom by stressing them out - withholding water and exposing roots .. since reproducing itself is it's prime directive, a lot of plants will bloom if they are in croaking mode.
I had a passion vine I found in the ditch across from my house, dug up a piece and found it did nothing for two years but leaf. Once I realized that it was not getting enough sun where it was, I moved it and it has done GREAT!! Actually I am wondering how weedy it might really be when it is happy. I have a flower bed I created with very good soil and this thing is coming up EVERYWHERE! even in my lawn. Ill have to look up which species as I thought it was the native species.
When the county was redigging ditches last year, I had them dump 2 loads of mostly sand in my yard. This year native passion flowers are popping up like crazy in this lousy soil. I've noticed that the passion flower vines that I carefully dug up and moved to damp fertile ground aren't as robust as the others that I neglected. They prefer poor soil and don't require regular watering.
We have the wild passion vine that appeared in our garden on its own several years ago. I like it, but it does have a tendency to move around a lot. When it appears in the wrong place, I pull it up. I have no idea where its original ancestor is growing - we are surrounded by 5 acres of woods, but it came from somewhere.