Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Passion For Passionflowers

This Purple passion flower, could be Lavender Lady, though it seems more purple. I don't know if that's it's proper name. Is a dependable cheerful addition to the garden. Grows and flowers well in partial shade, though it rambles towards the sky. Here you can see it 15-20 ft up in a mesquite tree. It's evergreen, flowers on and off throughout the year, but mostly in the cooler half. It's loaded whit blooms now, a bit earlier than usual. It's best shows are usually in Dec. Though vigorous, its not as invasive as the native, May-pop variety(small pic. above),which pops up literally EVERYWHERE. I need to get more well behaved passionflowers, and have my eye on some red and white ones.

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