My first hybrid...

pshawn(9B, California)June 20, 2010

We just got our first bloom on a hybrid we made of P. x violcea 'Victoria' X P. caerulea. Turns out M. G. van der Steeg registered this cross in 1998 as P. 'Frits'

Ours looks exactly the same. Go figure. I'll post a picture on Myles Irvine's facebook page:

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Those are gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 10:58AM
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Congrats!! It just so happens that this same cross was my first hybrid as well, which bloomed for the first time last year. The slight variation may be that our P. x violacea is the named 'Atropurporea' variety, as opposed to 'Victoria'. Still, it's considered the same cross. I have one that looks much different that I tried unsuccessfully to register, and now this year, I have about 20 more blooming like crazy, that all have just a slight variance between them, but nothing substantial enough to register. They sure love the sun though!!



    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 3:44PM
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pshawn(9B, California)

Thanks for the encouragement Eric. Here's a couple pics of ours. Got any of yours?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 12:52AM
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WOW this is Awesome! Congrats!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 5:17PM
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    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 3:28PM
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pshawn(9B, California)

I love those flowers, Eric! They look significantly different from my cross. I actually suspect that in my cross one of the parents was P. x violacea of a different line (not 'Victoria'). Here's a pic. What do you think?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 7:58PM
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flowerofscotland(zone 9B)

My red passionflower has plenty of blooms but no fruit. Why does this happen? Does it mean that it's a hybrid?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 1:36PM
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