R.Lilly(7)June 10, 2013

I was at a coworkers house and her mom told me these were passionvine coming up so I ripped them up and put them in some water. Can anyone Id this so I'm not trying to grow a weed? Lol

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It looks like passionvine to me. My neighbor has the one you have...mine is the one with glossier leaves. I think the one you have is better behaved than mine. Mine pops up everywhere!! But I like it that way:)
Unfortunately I've only seen a couple of gulf Frits this year and only 1 cat which I raised and released 3 days ago. Hopefully they will show up soon...I miss seeing them twirling around my passionvine:(

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 8:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

One less plant I have to pay for!! She said is has purple flowers! I may go dig up some more for extra in case none of these root.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 8:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Gotta love freebies! I have a friend that has 7 acres of wooded property loaded with spicebush. I dug some up and when it gets established in my shady corner in my yard, I'm going back to "adopt" some cats!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My last plant I need is a wafer ash

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I just purchased a spice bush. I think they prefer shade, so I'll plant it on the east side of the house under a group of tall evergreens and oaks. There is already a viburnum there, and some small dogwood. Good luck to all as we perfect our butterfly habitat.


    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 10:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think the Spicebush also likes water, Martha. I get very few cats on mine. Don't know why. On the other hand my neighbor has a huge tree that they seem to like. Can't remember the name of the tree right now. Maybe it is a Camphor tree. Up north I think the Sassafras attracts them.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wifey2mikey(7a Tulsa, OK)

I just got some passiflora incarnata from Sandy and she had just stuck the cuttings straight in potting soil and watered it/kept it moist. They are doing great! You might try that with a second set of cuttings.


    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 9:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

P. incarnata is a wonderful host, but tends to be invasive. Be prepared to pull lots that come up in inappropriate places on the property...

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 10:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

I have found the best way to start P incarnata is to pull the small sprouts and plant them in a pot of moist soil. Pull gently so as to get as much of the root as possible. I haven't really had luck with cuttings where there is no root. Thought I'd share this for anyone trying to get this plant started. I usually keep a pot of soil for the unwanted sprouts. And, there is usually someone who wants them. One year, I provided a nursery with about 30 of these sprouts, which they grew and sold. The key is that they must not be too big--just emerged is best.


    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 5:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Will these new sprouts get large this season or be small? Should I use a large pot? Some of these already have roots sprouting! I literally yanked them right out the ground and they even shriveled up to nothing on the car ride home but since having them in a small glass of water which I change everyday with fresh water all of them sprung back to life and are rooting. I even had caterpillar poop on the table one morning but could not find a cat anywhere. I figure a butterfly may be flying in my kitchen soon!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 2:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

I have a large pot, but it doesn't matter the size. Sounds like your sprouts are already starting to take off. These won't get too large this year, but will take off next year. I found a chrysalis on the under side of the kitchen cabinets last night. Sneaky caterpillars! LOL.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 3:32PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
We need Monarch wings to help injured Monarchs!
We are looking for Monarch wings anyone has saved from...
They're back
Here in Central Florida we are at mid spring. I have...
Disney's "Wings of Life"
If you want to be truly astonished by the beauty and...
Journey of the Butterly
PBS stations are repeating The Incredible Jouney of...
2014 Recap w/ Photos
Every winter I like to go through my yardlist and photos...
Sponsored Products
Passiflora Pillow
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™