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joweeksJuly 21, 2006

What a great site, first time here. Couple of questions. I have tried for 10 years to get a passion flower started here in Illinois. I had a grandmother that had one outside that made it through every winter(in Illinois). Any ideas on an extra hardy variety? Second, this year for the first time I stumbled apon a nearly full grown potted flower (so i didnt need to try seeds again) it was at Krogers grocery store of all places. I repotted them and put them outside and they are fabulous!! Fertilize as people have posted and flowering like crazy. Now What? Any suggestions for this Fall/Winter? Cut off vines and bring inside? Attempt to plant in ground and overwinter (hasnt worked before!)

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kayjones(Mo6b)

Hi - my name is Jo also! Passiflora incarnata will be hardy in your area if you mulch it really well. As for the one from Kroger, you can cut it back and bring it indoors or you can treat it as an annual and take your chances by putting it in the ground and mulching.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2006 at 11:10PM
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jblaschke(8b TX)

Do you know what species the Kroger plant is? If it didn't list it on the pot at time of purchase, you can browse online at images until you find a match. That will tell you a lot right there.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 1:21PM
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