Friday, August 13, 2010

White Passion

The first couple of passion flower vines (passiflora) I planted in the Moonlight Garden that were labeled as white turned out to be not-so-much white as lavender. I let them stay solely out of appreciation for their willingness to grow quickly and cover the arbor that was looking a bit sparse in the new garden. I tried again last spring, but this time I didn't trust the label and only bought vines that had actual flowers on them that I could see were actually white. As passifloras do, they grew quickly and I now have lovely white passion flowers on another arbor leading into the garden. Will I remove the lavender ones? Maybe someday, but for right now, their exuberance, beauty and "passion" for living are allowing them to keep their place in the all white garden.

6 comments:

Louvregirl said...

Wow. That is simply awesome! I have a nice pic of a mainly blue (with purple) passion flower but I have never seen one in white!
Thank you!
:)

Priscilla said...

Your Passion flower is lovely!

Barbara @ Bees and Chicks said...

Beautiful photo, Sheila!

Katie said...

Hi Shelia,

this is gorgeous! Good timing -- it must be the season for passiflora in California. I just posted the other day using photos from a Blue Passion Flower in my neighborhood in San Francisco, and wrote about the wacky Christian missionary interpretation of the blossom. Love the blog. Best, Katie (from Phyte Club)

Alison Kerr said...

These white passion flowers are gorgeous. Do you get fruits on your passion flowers? I'm planning to plant some soon and hoping to get fruit as a bonus.

Sheila said...

Alison, I do occasionally get fruit although I have never tried to eat it. I believe there is a certain variety that is grown for the fruit, but I am not sure how tasty the hybrid fruit is though.