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Passiflora parritae

Posted by SoCal23 USDA10/Sunset23 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 1, 04 at 19:31

My Passiflora parritae arrived today. Any other Pacific Horticultural Society members order this from Strybing Arboretum?


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RE: Passiflora parritae

Congratulations on your new baby - I heard that the first batch of parritae had been sent out. Protect it!....lol...they are now so in demand that it is hard to get one.

I picked one up last fall at a Strybing plant sale but it seems ( horrors of horrors ) I may have lost it :o(. I was on vacation the first week in March and we got hit with a bizarre (for this area) heat wave. Temps in my greenhouse jumped over a hundred and parritae has a problem with this. I say nice things to root ball in the gallon pot that mine was in everytime I pass it - just hoping that maybe there is some tiny spark of life hiding down there...cannot hurt to hope.

I was at Strybing yesterday and ask about purchasing a replacement and they said that since the article came out in Pacific Horticulture about it that they have a huge waiting list.

From what I can say from my experience is that they can be grouchy about being moved around and have a tendancy to drop their leaves easily - but they do regrow.


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  • Posted by SoCal23 USDA10/Sunset23 (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 2, 04 at 12:46

You're probably right about the grouchiness. The instructions it came with recommended potting it up to a one gallon container and letting it be for a year. Looks like it will be at least 2 years before I will get any cuttings off of it. Thankfully, growing conditions will probably be good for it here until at least the end of June.


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I'm a volunteer at Strybing's nursery, where I do passifloras and other vines. I helped grow your little parritae. They're pretty fussy plants, but quite spectacular when they get established. They seem to be hard to root from cuttings. We only had about a 10% success rate on the cuttings we did last summer, which is why there's a big waiting list for them now. We're going to be doing more cuttings this year, hopefully with a higher success rate.

I hope yours does well - it's definitely a rare one.


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  • Posted by mmqc z9 Calif (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 28, 04 at 18:46

does anyone know if strybing/sf botanical garden will have more parritae for sale at the upcoming plant sales?

also, how big would this plant have to get before it flowers? the photos of it seem to suggest after climbing up a tree?? so like maybe 10 ft?


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Strybing won't have it at any plant sales soon - maybe at the big May sale next year. We're doing loads of cuttings, but they're hard to get started. Pacific Horticulture had parritae as their Plant Promotion in the last spring issue, and we ran out of plants. So we still have a big backlog of orders that we need to fill before they're available at the sales.

I haven't grown it myself, and I've only seen the flowers on the plant at Strybing, but I would say that parritae probably needs to get pretty big before it flowers.


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Wouldn't it be more production-efficient to grow it from seed?


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Just came back from UC Berkeley Botanic garden plant sale and I found one of these treasures. Looks great - the wonderful gentleman who I spoke with there said to keep it a bit pot bound for awhile before transplanting it - (it's in a gallon can currently) and to feed it MaxSea 14-18-14. He said it loves to be fed. I can't wait! I also got a Passiflora coriacea (bat wing) Ahh, the things you find at plant sales!


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Some pics of this stunning plant and its flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora parritae


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Oh my gosh, are they orange???!

I hate to do this but SoCal, are you making cuttings?!


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Oh, duh. I missed that comment about it being a while before you can take cuttings. Does it really take 4-5 years to flower???


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Don't show me pictures like that for plants I can't obtain.

Here's another one I'm looking for. (Payback:-)

Here is a link that might be useful: P holosericea


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The trouble with importing plants into Italy from USA is that they are expected to be barerooted and therefore ulikely to arrive alive.
I would like to by seeds of P. parritae or/and its hybrid. This is more chancy (seeds do not always germinate) but solves the problem of importing plants. OPf course I am prepared to pay a suitable price for them.
Can anybody advise?


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Bruno,

You will not find P. parritae seeds anywhere; if you do they are unlikely to be genuine. I believe there are additional clones in Europe, so this may change at some point. You should check with the Ulmers in Germany and see when they will be selling the plant again:

http://www.blumen-passiflora.de/randshop/themes/kategorie/detail.php?artikelid=152&source=2

There is a grower with seedlings from the P. 'Mission Dolores' hybrid in the UK; I have no idea when/if he plans to sell any.


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