Friday, August 24, 2012

Red Passion Flower

Red Passion Flower
Passiflora caerulea ‘Grace Ann’
(pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (see-ROO-lee-uh)
Synonyms: Passion Vine

Isn’t this an amazing flower? The color alone was so striking and when inspected closely it had all of the otherworldly shapes and bits that a regular passion flower has. This specimen was growing in the water garden/fountain area of the New York Botanical Garden. I have to admit at marveling at their ability to grow this plant indoors. Mine always do poorly in the greenhouse and usually lose vigor completely after a couple of winters. This seems to happen even with an adjustment of the growing conditions and while I haven’t given up hope completely it is close and this year’s specimen will probably be sacrificed to the frost gods.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Love the red color! Passion flowers are so cool, almost unreal.

SandyCarlson said...

Striking and magical, and no doubt about it.