Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Passifloras: New Passiflora Aficionado looking for advise and cuttings

Communities > Forums > Passifloras
bookmark
Forum: PassiflorasReplies: 1, Views: 57
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Slipperman
Portland, OR

June 13, 2008
4:09 AM

Post #5096492

Hey there Passiflora aficionados I am new to DG but I am excited to network some good resources fo rtrading and culture techniques. My vine seems to do well where I have it, medium sun exposure or maybe a little less. I wonder how much organic matter they want and how about drainage, they probably like it, but is it critical? I would really like some advise about propagation techniques. I would also like to learn pollination and hybridization techniques. If anyone has interesting specimens for trade, I have lots of cool stuff on my list, so hit me up. Thank you; Passifloa Possie. Slipperman.
Catssdawg2
Whitesboro, TX

June 21, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #5137193

I'm not sure how they grow in OR but here in N Texas they grow everywhere. Full sun , shade don't matter where you put 1 in at I guararntee(sic) you'll have them everywhere in your yard in 2 years. By the end of the season mine grows up a 10' trellis back down it & another 5-10' across my yard like a fan. Don't take care of it (last year it spent a month in July getting chewed up by caterpillars which turned into a lovely species of butterfly & came back fuller than ever!) don't cut it back - heck it's lucky to get watered qnce a week. They will start from cuttings put in water or from snips w/roots off the main runner roots. I'd offer you some of mine but it's just a standard old fashioned passiflora ( my plant came from a cutting from a friend who had it for about 15 yrs & hers came from her mother's house where it had grown for about 25 yrs before that) plain old purple but does put on a show! Will have 50-75 flowers open at once when it peaks. As for drainage & mulching & such we don't do it here - they would just grow even faster...LOL I have sandy loam soil but I've seen them growing well in even the heavy, dark dirt we get down here. Hope that helps you some & if you want a cutting from an old fashioned Texas one drop me & Dmail & I'll send you some rooted cuttings.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Passifloras Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Is anyone having trouble keeping up with name tags? Tropicman 16 Jul 24, 2007 5:43 AM
Am I blue? Ginger_H 6 Aug 16, 2008 6:19 PM
First passiflora bloom PudgyMudpies 14 Feb 7, 2008 2:28 PM
Pics of your passies, please? AuntB 250 Jul 24, 2007 11:20 AM
Passiflora Amethystina gordo 14 Apr 6, 2007 10:31 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America