blooms for a day... normal???

gardener-gretchen(8)June 13, 2006

HI

I AM NEW TO PASSIFLORA. I HAVE A LAVENDAR LADY, CONSTANCE ELLIOT AND INCENSE. THE FIRST TWO HAVE BEEN BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS BUT THEY ONLY LAST ONE DAY. IS THIS NORMAL? AM I MAYBE OVERWATERING OR GIVING IT TOO MUCH SUN? WHAT CAUSES THIS?

THANKS

GARDENER-GRETCHEN

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jblaschke(8b TX)

No need to shout, Gretchen. We can hear you just fine.

Most passiflora species flower for only one day. Some, like p. foetida, flower for only half a day. Last summer I had a few Incense blossoms stick it out for a second day, but they were few and far between. That's just a trait of the genus, and we just have to live with it.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 11:43PM
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rosaholicme(9)

Can anyone tell me if the fruit of this plant is edible? Thanks

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 9:51PM
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Krstofer(Zone 7 (ish))

You won't die from it.. Pretty much all (that I know of) are "edible".. Some I wouldn't call "palatable" tho. Caerulea for example. It's not so good.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 1:25AM
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