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mboston_gwJune 4, 2006

I know there is a gallery but I couldn't get it to take my picture so I will try here.

I got this Passi at Lowe's a couple of months ago. It has grown SO much and has tons of blooms. Is it an Amethyst? It has three lobed leaves the label said Purple Passionvine, Pfordi or something like that.

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jblaschke(8b TX)

You're correct--that's an Amethyst. Or possibly Lavendar Lady. The two hybrids are practically identical, and the only sure way to tell them apart is to pollinate them with p. caerulea or somesuch. Amethyst will usually set fruit and produce a few seeds, while Lavendar Lady won't. Adding to the confusion is the fact that Lavendar Lady used to be a synonym for Amethyst in years past, before the new "Lavendar Lady" hybrid was released.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 11:29AM
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mboston_gw

Cool! I do have a Passiflora Caerulea so I may try that. Do I j ust take some of the pollen from the Caerulea with a q tip and put it on the stamen of the Amethyst?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 8:52PM
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karyn1(7a)

I'm glad that I looked at this post. That's the unknown passiflora that has taken over my patio! lol It's never set fruit but I haven't attempted to cross pollinate with any other variety. It's not one of my favorites but it does bloom profusely!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2006 at 9:58AM
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rosaholicme(9)

I have one with loads of fruit. Is the fruit edible? One web site said it was poisonous and the other said the fruits are delicious. I donm't know whom to ask for sure

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 9:54PM
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kiwinut

Fruits will not be poisonous, but they may not taste good. Only way to find out is to eat one.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2006 at 12:18PM
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Krstofer(Zone 7 (ish))

I usually just grab a caerulea flower and go around painting the others w/ it.

I have both lavender & amethyst- They are *impossible* to tell apart side by side- As was mentioned above, amethyst fruits, lavender is sterile.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 4:44PM
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