Friday, September 11, 2009

Passiflora 'Jeanette'

Kind of a neat day for my flowers! I've been slowly taking plants to work to overwinter them...

Over the past few years, I've put pots of passion flowers on top of our file cabinet where we have our patient's records. It's a bright room and has a normal "double" window right beside it. I've been surprised how well they usually do there. To be more specific.... they at least "live". There isn't much growth (probably because I had them in small pots and didn't fertilize them at all for a couple of years) and no flowers. I'm just happy to not have killed them. I only had about five different ones. Now, I'm up to ~73 plants! So, .... I'm learning how to better take care of them and hopefully have them thrive and maybe even bloom during the winter!!!

...but, anyway.... that is where I will have many of my plants in the next couple of weeks. Two of the ones I have already brought has bloomed! Passiflora 'Raspberry Strudel' had five blooms on Wednesday and today, Passiflora violetta had two blooms!

When I got home, I found Passiflora 'Jeanette' blooming in my kitchen! It was a beautiful surprise! Every other petal is a different color and the inside has such a dark, deep purple!

Passiflora 'Star of Surbiton' has a nice bloom on it also!

1 comment:

Myles said...

Hi Stacy.
Great to see you growing some of my hybrids! They are all listed here.
Just a small point but the P. 'Jeanette' looks more like P. 'Blue Bouquet' to me. BB has a lovely perfume.
Blue Bouquet

Myles Irvine


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