Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pretty pictures: Passiflora cvv.

Yesterday was pleasantly frantic -- lots of time spent e-mailing about the sell/trade plants -- so I didn't have a lot of time to write this.

(The husband asked, "You just posted a 10,000 word post yesterday; you can't take a day off?" "Sure," I said, "I could, but the big post only applies to people in the U.S.: what are the Canadians supposed to read? I have to think of the Canadians!")

So we've got a couple Passiflora flowers, photographed at the ex-job about five weeks ago.

Unidentified Passiflora sp.


Passiflora citrina.

The P. citrina flower was surprisingly small (maybe a couple inches or 5 cm; about as long as my thumb), but apparently that's how they're supposed to be.


13 comments:

Plowing Through Life said...

Aw...shucks...thanks for thinking of us Canadians :)

ellieT said...

fantastic! I'm becoming mildly obsessed with passion flowers, I'm starting a collection!

Aaerelon said...

There are Passiflora citrina and they really are that tiny. I took me a few seconds to even realize it was a passion flower. Thanks for thinking about us Canadians. Now I have one request, STOP HARPER!

College Gardener said...

The unidentified variety is lovely.

allandrewsplants said...

Will second the "Thanks for thinking of us" sentiment.

That Passiflora citrina is really interesting, I've only ever seen the normal, common Passiflora cultivars, it's nice to see more interesting types.

Ivynettle said...

Yeah, and what about the Europeans? :p

I love passionflowers, but I (once again) don't have one - forgot to water my P. edulis last winter.:(

mr_subjunctive said...

Ivynettle:

I was thinking about them too (and the readers in Australia, and the Philippines, and South Africa, and Singapore, and Indonesia, etc.). I just thought the line worked better with Canadians. Also: PATSP in fact does get more visitors from Canada than from any other non-U.S. country, so they sort of earned it.

Bom said...

LOL! Good to hear that we were in your thoughts as well.

Pat said...

Thanks from another "Canadian".

I had a Passiflora rubra that looked quite similar all over to the citrine one. Very dainty but the Christmas baubles of fruit were worth it.

Ivynettle said...

I knew that.:) Or I could guess, anyway.

Thomas said...

I had a batwing passionflower (P. coriacea) years ago, the flowers were even smaller, but the cluster would extend forming new buds. Smelled nice, too, though I really grew it for the awesome leaves. Worth trying if you can find it.

Lee said...

That unidentified red Passiflora makes me wish Korea had more Passiflora cultivars introduced.

I wonder what cultivar it is though.... It resembles P. 'Lady Margaret' to me, yet it's corona has more white than red compared to 'Lady Margaret'.

Tom said...

I've always had an odd liking of P. citrina, I saw it growing as a weed in one of the greenhouses at Longwood and fell in love with it for absolutely no reason at all.