Could Use A Lot Of Help!!!

bettafish(6a -Ontario, Ca)June 27, 2005

I am fairly new to gardening, and I have just picked up a BEAUTIFUL PASSIFLORA "Lady Margaret"!

I have had the hardest time finding any information for Passiflora Lady Margaret. It seems to be struggling, only two blooms, and a few have died and fell off.. Where there is new growth the vine seems to be a pale sort of yellow (is this new growth?). None of the yellowing is browning and falling off, it is remaining yellow?

I am unsure of how to prune it as well? I havnt been lucky enough to find any information on the web, and the tag with it doesn't tell me how to prune it if need be. Should I pinch the dead blooms to encourage new growth? or let them wither and fall?

Also, is Lady Margaret a "pet name" for the plant? or is that its actual name?

I would appreciate any and all help

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shiollie(z5 MI)

Try this, and when you search try using "Lady Margaret" Passiflora just like it is written, I found lots on it. Good luck, it sound beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: Lady Margaret

    Bookmark   June 27, 2005 at 3:46PM
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Krstofer(Zone 7 (ish))

Don't trim or prune it- just get something like a small tomato cage (it's what I do) and as the vine(s) grow, simply wrap it around the cage. Then it stays compact & doesn't crawl everywhere.

You don't need to worry about pinching the flowers off either- if not polinated they'll fall off by themselves, and pinching them won't cause the plant to grow any more anyway.

I feed all of mine miracle grow every time I water- in one of those "end of the hose" things? Ya that. Your leaves *should* green up, but some of them are just more yellow than others. My margaret is growing right next to a caerulea constance elliot, (who absolutely REFUSES to bloom.. Sigh) and margaret's leaves look all pale & sickly in comparison, but they're getting exactly the same food & water. So I wouldn't worry too terrible much, but do give her some fertilizer just in case.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2005 at 8:56PM
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bettafish(6a -Ontario, Ca)

Alright I will feed her a bit of miracle grow probably 15-30-10?

Thanks for all the help, best of luck with your caerulea constance elliot!! I hope she blooms for you!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 12:50AM
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