The Passiflora Incarnata, aka as Maypop is flowering again! I bought it last year, and it flowered, but didn’t give any fruits, then died down in winter. It re-shoot this spring, and is flowering again. I have hand pollinated a couple of the flowers, and hope it will give some fruits this year ~
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Wisteria is what got me into wanting to grow ornamental plants in pots after I’ve seen pictures of these purple pendulous racemes in masses hanging down structures like pergolas ~
One of my colleagues is into bonsai, and she have propagated some from her own plants and have generously given me one that’s already blooming last spring ~
A year on, it’s blooming again despite my neglect over the last couple of months ~ really though the only things I did to it before then was water it regularly, and pruned it twice in summer ~ Its flowers are just so beautiful, I’m loving it!!
It’s probably wrong to do that, but I’ve plucked out some seedlings growing under some flowering peach trees in the mulch and on the lawn at a public park last spring, and planted them in a polyethylene box at home. They have survived, and have grown into twiggy saplings ~
I’ve read that people can get peaches from seed grown peach trees in as short as three to four years time, so I was hoping that I would see some flowers in three years ~ but to my surprise, one of the saplings have a bloom on it!!! Right now!! I’m going to give some of these saplings to my mum who loves peach flowers, and you might see a pregnant woman hunting for more of what looks like ‘weeds’ underneath flowering peach trees at a public park in late spring ~~~
One of the community Gardens lost their Passionflower plant in the Brisbane flood last year. Now, I’ve never heard of this before that, and although passionfruit vines are commonly found around here, passionflower is supposedly rare. One of the ladies on BLF (online forum) found this plant is available from an online nursery and were looking at buying it back for the community garden, and others to share the postage, so I bought one too ~
It lived in the tiny pot it came in the post for a few months before I repot it to a slightly larger pot. By then it was already struggling having been kept in a pot it apparently outgrew. It died down after it was moved to the larger pot for a while, and it sent out new growth later. I then planted it into a polyethylene box which I have previously tried to grow potatoes. It is growing well now, although potatoes started growing again soon after I planted the Passionflower, but the potatoes have since died again, and the Passionflower is still growing strong. It’s even started to flower!
The flower colours are slightly different to the passionfruit flowers, but I can’t see much difference between them….. I wonder how big the fruits are, and whether they’re editable. I imagine that they’re smaller, since the vines’s smaller, and the flowers slightly smaller than the ordinary passionfruits ~ But I’ll wait and see