Passion Flower 'Incense' (Passiflora hybrid)
I can see what you mean about this plant being especially suitable for caterpillars.
Chuck, I actually destroyed this vine because it was showing the Cucumber Mosaic Virus, and I didn't want my other passifloras to get it. All P. "Incense" vines have the virus, because the parent plant has it. The new P. "Incense" is virus-free and is called "New Incense." If you find a P. "Incense" vine to buy, make sure it is the "New Incense" one.
Here is the leaf of my old P. "Incense" which had the virus:
great. just great.
I suspected the yellow spots on my Incense were mosaic virus, but this year is the first time my three-year-old vines showed this symptom.
@Clare_A: Thanks for the information. I read it and went directly outside to cut up, bag and trash my three Incense Passifloras together with their chopped up trellises and the soil from their pots. I wore disposable vinyl gloves that went with them and soaked my pruners in Consan. I sprayed my hands and arms with Consan, too. The pots are in the bathtub waiting to be soaked in a bleach solution.
I was going to sell one that was over 8'. A root section I potted last summer had three shoots coming up. The parent plant had several shoots that were pretty tall, too.
This message was edited Apr 13, 2012 1:41 PM