Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blooming Passionately

This passion flower vine that was planted only a few months ago is growing and blooming with a vengeance out in the Moonlight Garden in SJC. While most other plants are sitting dormant, this vine is adding inches every week while growing up an arbor. It has a little more pink in the petals than I expected (it was labeled as 'white') however I must admire it's exuberance!

I have had some passion flowers that have been so fast growing that they actually scared me and I eventually took them out because I felt they were out of control and no amount of cutting back could keep them from taking over every thing in a thirty foot radius. I hope this one is a bit more restrained!

5 comments:

Megan said...

It's hard to imagine something so beautiful also gets out of control. It doesn't seem fair. I hope this one is enthusiastic but not thuggish for you.

Pam/Digging said...

I know what you mean. I had to take out a beautiful 'Incense' because it was seeding out aggressively.

Gail said...

I have vines pop up all over but no flowers! I have left a few because I had heard that the gulf fritilary caterpillar feeds on the vine. gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I haven't tried this, but I do love the beautiful flowers.

Cameron

Tatyana said...

I've never had a passion flower vine before. I want now after looking at your picture! Thanks for warning about its fast growth.