Monday, October 23, 2006

Passionflower blooming

On a whim I bought us a passionflower late this summer. My parents have had one for more than a year, and I'd always thought they were pretty so when I saw one on sale I scooped it up.

Unfortunately I hadn't brought it inside until a couple of weeks ago, and it was damaged by the cool temperatures at night. It was also badly in need of being re-potted, which I finally did last night. Lucky for me it seems fairly resilient and has lots of new growth, including a flower that just burst today.

They're so unique looking I though I'd share. The second picture is closer to the real colour - it's hard to take good shots at night indoors and I'm still playing with my camera settings.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

So gorgeous... I really don't think I have ever seen a Passion Flower before!

Teena said...

Very cool! My kitties would eat it so we don't have plants :(

Martha said...

passion flowers aresoooo cool but I have never had luck growing one.

Heather said...

Kristin: Yeah they are pretty unique.

Teena: Our cats still nibble plants around here.

Martha: I bought this one after someone had already put most of the TLC into growing it, so I can't take credit. I'm lucky I haven't killed it.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

They're lovely. I always steal a bloom or two from trailing vines near the sidewalk when I see them.