This was supposed to be red (P.vitifolia) however a friend thought it might be the pale form of P.caerulea 'Contance Elliott'. I also have P. caerulea and this is certainly a lot paler in comparison but I'm not sure as I always thought Constance Elliott was pure white. This particular one stays evergreen all year too.

Anybody care to satisfy my idle curiosity?

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Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

You mean you haven't asked Tim????

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

Baa
You are correct, P. caerulea 'Constace Elliot' is pure white.
Can you get a closeup of the flower??

Louisa

Yes thats why I posted it here :)

Tim

Unfortunately, while I'm rich in many ways, pecuniary abundance does not number amongst them, hence the camera being ummm less than perfect shall we say LOL A closer picture just blurs out completely as the aperture lets in too much light.

If it helps, the filaments have a bright violet ring and are much shorter than those on P. caerulea and the petals much longer. To be honest it may be that its P caerulea grandfilora or a cross species. I dunno.....just musing away

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

Can you try scanning the flower?
What color(s) are the petals?

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

Baa,

See if it is anything close to these two.

http://www.passionflow.co.uk/clevedon.htm

http://www.passionflow.co.uk/vlasta.htm

Tim

I don't have a scanner, I use a digital camera. The only thing I can add is that the petals are white..it may be that its just another P. caerulea but a little different.

Thanks for your help!

Surrey, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

Baa
Agree from picture that its a caerulea. As its been in uk for about 200 years its become more varied, & new hybrid lists being produced even name some of these as species selections but all a bit unclear for the moment. I have some pics of 2 quite different caerulea:-
http://www.passionflow.co.uk/caer1.htm
and one which looks quite like yours at
http://www.passionflow.co.uk/caer11.htm
Myles

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

Oh I forgot about the wild variety found in Brazil.
Myles
I posted picture of P. foetida in the Photos Forum, do you know which variety it could be? http://davesgarden.com/showthread/62877.html

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