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Passionflower vines - free

Posted by alabamanicole 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 12:14

Well, the nursery lied. What else is new. My Passiflora incarnata vines turn out to be Passiflora caerulea instead, which is pretty, but not what I wanted. This one is not safe for eating.

If anyone in the Huntsville area wants Passiflora caerulea for purely ornamental purposes, you are welcome to come dig up some roots.


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  • Posted by nelson 8 in Alabama (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 23:17

And when they're through at your place, they can bring a backhoe to mine and dig up p. caerulea, 'Blue Bouquet', 'Incense', and the remains of 'Constance Elliott' that have taken over a large area of my yard.

I love passionflowers, but some are much more hardy than advertised.


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LOL. Yeah, I gave them plenty of space because I knew they'd be monsters. Unfortunately I wanted the native species.

Assuming no one wants any part of them, I am still pondering how best to kill these.


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Do butterfly caterpillars eat it?


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Not yet, but I think the Gulf Fritillary is supposed to. I don't think I've seen any of those this year (yet).


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I'd say yes to the Gulf Fritillary. They are everywhere today, and so are their children.

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Awesome! It might not come back next year if it's too devastated. That's what happened to my Mom's vine. For 5-6 years it was there, getting eaten more and more each year. It didn't show up again this year.

Here's mine yesterday. Being eaten way faster than it can grow.


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There are cocoons everywhere!


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