• The Passion Attractions - Passion Flowers

    The Passion Attractions - Passion Flowers

    There has fallen a splendid tear
    From the passion-flower at the gate
    She is coming, my dove, my dear
    She is coming, my life, my fate. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
    A poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson who was inspired by passion flowers.Its called passion flowers as it represents the Passion of Christ..The 10 Petals of the flower represent the 10 apostles who were present at the crucifixion. The Holy Trinity is portrayed by the 3 secondary calyx leaf bracts. The 72 filaments symbolize the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. The 3 stigmas represent Christ and the 2 thieves on the the crosses.Botanical name Passiflora caerulea.Passion flowers are native to America,theya re also known as Maypop or apricot vine.They like sandy acidic soils well drained and full sun.Medicinally they are used to treat an array of anxiety,mental distress and sleeplessness.
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    Passiflora Manta

    The flowers look like a bizarre insect with black filaments tipped in yellow. An easy-to grow hybrid from a very unusual, difficult parent: Passiflora xiidzodz.  The leathery, variegated batwing leaves further complement this interesting hybrid from Italy.  This is a very nice container plant indoors in a bright window or hanging from a basket.  It is not overly vigorous, so stays well-behaved.

    Passiflora Sunburst

    Brightly colored flowers with lime green sepals and bright orange corona filaments. Variegated leaves and bright yellow nectar dots make for a very charming, unusual passion vine.  The flowers are unpleasantly scented.

    Passiflora Piresiae

    This unusual passion flower has bright red star shaped flowers. The deeply lobed, dark green leaves are also quite attractive in their own right. Plants make rapid annual growth each year climbing by tendrils. Like most passion flowers this variety is not fully hardy and is best grown in a large plot. It can then be placed outside during the summer months and moved to the shelter of the conservatory or greenhouse during the winter months. Plants benefit from pruning in the spring to encourage them to produce lots of healthy new growth.

    Passiflora Atrpurpurea

    This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birdsAverage Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater,Flowers are violet/lavender color,blooming in Mid SummerLate Summer/Early Fall.Grows upto 15/20ft tall

    Yucatan Passion Flower- Passiflora yucatanensis

    A are passion flower named after the Yucatan state of Mexico.The plant is hairless or minutely velvety.Usually flowers occurs in pairs white in colour.Fruits are purple color

    Love In A Mist - Passiflora Foetida

    Is a species of passion flower that is native to the southwestern United States. It is a creeping vine like other members of the genus, and yields an edible fruit. The specific epithet, foetida, means "stinking" in Latin and refers to the strong aroma emitted by damaged foliage. The flowers are white to cream colored, about 5–6 cm diameter. The fruits are yellowish-orange to red when ripeand can be eaten

    Banana Passion Flower - Passiflora Mollisma

    Banana passion flowers are fast growing vine native to Brazil.The fruits looks like bananas which are 6/7 cm long, and thats why its called banana paffions flower.Beautiful pink flowers.Fruits are very sweet and can be eaten

    Lady Margaret Passion Flower - Pssiflora Lady Margarete

    Lady margarete passion flowers has large deep red flowers among all the passion flower varities.And thus they are difficult to take care. It sports blood-red flowers with a white center and climbs 15 feet or more. Flowers 7-9cm across,sepals are green outside.An eyecatching flower offcourse.A great plant for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, as the flowers produce nectarLike all passionflowers, Lady Margaret needs to be placed in a sunny spot.It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use

    Purple Passion Flower - Passiflora Incarnata

    Purple passion flowers are also native to America ,the leaves are large and these are fast growing vines.
    Violet Passion Flower. They typically have three to five lobes and are arranged alternately on the stem with flowers and branches emerging from the axil.The flowers are of a beautiful commbination which is arranged in a shallow bowl shape.

    Violet Passion Flowers - Passiflora x Violacea

    Violet passion flowers are the cross hybrids of caerulea and racemosa.This hybrid was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.Flowers are globy purple and very beautiful to look at, leaves are little longer than the common passion flower leaves.

    White Passion Flower - Passiflora Subpeltata

    White passion flowers are abosolutely elegant flowers and a beautiful vine.Fruits are green with a smelly when unripe giving off a strong smell of cyanide.Blooming time summer fall,need waterinng daily

    Red Passion flower - Passiflora Coccinea

    The red passion flower gets confsed with the perfumed passion flowers as they look similar in color but leaves are different, red passion flowers are also creeping vines which is native to South America.Flowers are scarlet to red.Fruits are nearly rouns or oval at about 5cm diameter.

    Blue Common Passion Flower

    The common blue passion flowers is a great variety for the fences,large excotic flowers with a beautiful crown look attracts everyone.Native to Brazil and Argentina.Flowers have almost a platic appearance.The unusual shape of the flowers has led to the plant being associated in Christian symbolism with the passion of Jesus.


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