Passiflora Sprucei

dbrya1July 29, 2007

I have had many fragrant passies,in the past years,including,Ruby Glow,Alto X Caerula,Edulis and Incense.

But by far this is the most powerful sweetest fragrant to date that I have grown,you can smell it's sweetnest over 10ft away,in the heat of the day.

Even the Bumble Bees,Love the smell,as you can see he has his nose stuck inside the flower,he was loud enough,I believe I could here the sound sniff,sniff!!!LOL

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful pictures!
I'm growing a few hybrid passionvines now, but my p. incarnatas are still the sweetest smelling ones out there! I can smell them from a great distance, too. I'll have to look up p. sprucei in my new passiflora books - it looks a lot like p. incarnata, so maybe it's related.
MissSherry

    Bookmark   July 29, 2007 at 6:21PM
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dbrya1

Please post some pics of your passies,very much interested in what your growing.
Thanks
Don

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 12:36AM
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kiwinut

Does it set fruit?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 10:32AM
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dbrya1

Haven't seen any as of yet!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 7:15PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Dbryal, here's a picture of 'Lady Margaret' on the left and 'Incense' on the right -

And here's a picture of a p. biflora flower -

Would you believe I don't have a picture of p. incarnata? I guess I don't appreciate the common place! I'll take a picture of one tomorrow and post it.
Most of my p. caerulea 'Waterloo Blue' mysteriously died off over the winter - winter before last it not only lived, but it kept some leaves all winter long, and some gulf frits actually overwintered as caterpillars, pupated and emerged around March! This year there's only one little piece of vine, and it hasn't bloomed yet - it was a beauty.
Sherry

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 10:46PM
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dbrya1

Hi Sherry,great pixs,I'll post a few of mine to compare the
color of the flower.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 12:10AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I took these two pictures of a p. incarnata flower this afternoon, right before we had some big thunderstorms. It was getting dark, and it made the background on these pictures black!


Can you ID all your passionflowers for me? Is that last picture 'Lady Margaret'?
MissSherry

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 6:28PM
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dbrya1

yes,
1. Incarnata
2.Constance Elliott
3.Incense
4.Ruby Glow Alata
5. Lady Margaret.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 6:50PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

That's what I thought they were, but then there are so many passionflowers I couldn't be sure.
I also made a picture of 'Lady Margaret' this afternoon -

MissSherry

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 9:09PM
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dbrya1

Very nice pix!!!!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 10:24PM
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chills71(Zone 6b Mi)

I've got an Incarnata with 5-6 lobed leaves (as well as 3 lobed) which decided to open its first blooms today.

and a leaf in front of a piece of paper so it can be seen.

~Chills

BTW, I'm glad to say this plant returned this spring having overwintered!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2007 at 11:50PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Are you sure it's p. incarnata, Chills? The coloring in the flower isn't the same, and I've never seen one with anything but three-lobed leaves.
Maybe it's a hybrid.
MissSherry

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 9:41AM
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chills71(Zone 6b Mi)

MissSherry

It might be a hybrid. I've got quite a number of them (mostly in pots) and all of them go outside for the summer. I did think it having all white petals was unusual for an incarnata.

~Chills

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 10:25AM
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kiwinut

Chills,

Where did you get it? That is definitely not your typical garden variety incarnata. Looks almost like what one would expect from 'Incense' crossed back to incarnata, except for the white petals and sepals. The speckles on the styles is also unusual for incarnata. Does it set fruit?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 11:53AM
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melva(7b/8aTX)

That is good to know about Sprucei I just got one from someone on ebay...I think I managed to root some too from the piece of vine that broke off...I have a hard time throwing away any viable,... plant material

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 4:24PM
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dbrya1

Chills,very pretty.
Does it have a fragrance,or set fruit?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2007 at 1:46AM
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passionflow(8b)

Check out the link to tell if you have incarnata or Incense.

To distinguish P. incarnata from P. 'Incense' is very easy. P. incarnata always has its petiole glands (little bumps) at the end of the petiole, hard up against the leaf as shown in the link. It usually has three lobed leaves but may have five. P. 'Incense' has a pair of petiole glands half way up the petiole and usually has five lobed leaves but occasionally three.

Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora incarnata ID

    Bookmark   August 11, 2007 at 2:07AM
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