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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Passion flowers & butterflies

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Anderson, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #5718463

These are blooming like crazy & the butterflies are loving them! I counted up to 7 on one flower today...just not good or fast enough with the camera!

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Lancaster, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #5727558

Very Pretty and lucky you to catch them on the camera. I have gulf frits everywhere and the only vine that is left is the alata-curuela (spelling?). My lady Margret I think is dead from a 3 gallon plant 3 months ago from all the cats eating it. My red like yours is suffering this ear too but in a seperate problem it just not growing. Very weird year for us..

Thanks for the pic and the reminder of why I am growing them!
Pawleys Island, SC

October 30, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #5731347

My passies never got to bloom this year. The butterflies ate them to nubs and as much as I wanted to see flowers, I could spray the plants. DH kept telling me to spray them, but I though how can I post host plants for the butterflies and then not let them eat... Anyway, that is a really cool shot. Thanks for sharing it. Linda
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #5734083

The butterflies ate all mine one year, then the next year they way more than made up for it. They grew and bloomed like crazy. Maybe the same willl happen to you.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2008
8:33 PM

Post #5734241

When mine were small and needing regrowth, I sprayed them so they would grow really thick and full. Then I stopped spraying. now their is a feast for them whenever they are ready. lots of eggs now
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 2, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #5741949

All my Passifloras are being eaten by caterpillars - not a leaf left on them. The P. vitafolia is the ONLY one they aren't eating!
Lancaster, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #5746824

Kay the cats dont eat my Vitafola either although it seems to be struggling this year anyway. By the wya how long does it take for seeds to germinate? The ones you sent havent done anything yet...
Port Saint Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 6, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #5759139

Sometimes seeds can take up to a year to germinate. The passi seeds are very hard to germinate and call for more patience than anything!!

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