Passiflora 'Balam' + 'Manta'

ogeckoJuly 31, 2007

I've just discovered the Passiflora Forum and thought that I'd post a few pictures of my favorites, "Balam' and 'Manta', because I'm completely enamored with them and I thought that I'd spread the word! They're both (xiikxodz x coriacea) and I wouldn't be able to tell them apart if I didn't have the labels!

'Balam' flower

'Balam' bud & stem (black!)

'Manta' flower

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BEAUTIFUL PICS. how big are those flowers, they're pretty small, aren't they?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 12:39PM
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The flowers are about 1 1/2" across. The leaves (on my smallish plants) are a "fat" bat shape (i.e., wider than coriacea) and are 6"-7" across and 3" wide.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 11:54AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Those pic's are BEAUTIFUL!! P. manta is one I have been lookin at for some time.. I'm havin a hard time justifin buying anything else knowing they all have to come in for the winter.. I don't have a greenhouse..Got Banana's and Brugs claimin space ..OH and DH!!!! ...LOL

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 5:50PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

They're beautiful and such an unusual color!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 9:14PM
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Both hybrids seem to be very hard to find. I lucked onto a piece of 'Manta' early last year on eBay; Grassy Knoll offered 'Balam' last year. Grassy Knoll has 'Manta' this year but it's been "temporarily out of stock" for many months now. Luckily, if you can find a piece, both hybrids are very easy to grow and both have first bloomed for me when very small, only about 3' long.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 6:55AM
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