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Passifloras: Newbie needs info about invasiveness of passionflower?

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MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2009
12:29 PM

Post #6284152

I have just ordered 2 passiflora Jeanette plants. Now I'm worried about the possible invasive nature of passiflora. How do you contain yours? Will this monster really grow 30 feet and get out of control? Please advise.
angel_tree_baby
Chickenville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6287850

My p_jeanette is pretty well behaved. I keep it in a pot though.
On the other hand, I have a huge incense in a pot and it grew into the ground and when I moved it for the winter it left a few roots and now there are baby ones coming up in the yard lol. That one is invasive!
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 19, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6287853

Calm down, sweetie... ;-)
Passifloras can be tamed just like lions.
Keep her in a three gallon pot, add a small trellis, then keep an eye on her wanderings. Just grab wandering tendrils and weave them back into the trellis.
P. "Jeanette" isn't too vigorous a grower. A very polite passie.
Have fun.
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 19, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6287861

You can avoid in-ground mischief by placing the pot on a 12 x 12 paving stone.
MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6288114

Okay so it sounds like the roots are the biggest part of the problem. How do passionflowers cling to supports? What type of support would be preferable? Any pictures? Thanks for everyone's advice!
MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #6454350

My two little Jeanette starts arrived today! I am excited to get them in a pot and watch them grow. Please do post pictures of your Jeanette passifloras for me to peruse. Thanks!
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #6455011

Here you go...

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MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2009
8:00 PM

Post #6458178

Oh my. That is gorgeous!

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