Passion Vine Fertilizer: Tips On Fertilizing Passion Flowers - Passion flower vines are great to grow as attractive screens, floral cover-ups or simply over an arbor as decorative shading. Caring for these intricate flowers includes properly feeding passion flower vines. This article will help.
Do you know why this is called the passion flower? It represents the Passion of Christ. The 10 petals of the flower represent the 10 apostles who were present at the crucifixion. The Holy Trinity is portrayed by the three secondary calyx leaf bracts. The 72 filaments symbolize the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. The three stigmas represent Christ and the two thieves on the the crosses.
Passionflower “Lady Margaret” (Passiflora coccinea x incarnata) - according to the texts, this variety is not a larval host plant for gulf frittilary butterflies, but in my garden, they denude it every fall.
Passion flowers (like Orchids) are a world unto themselves with approximately 500 different species and about as many hybrids. Characterized by a ring of coronal filaments (straight, curvy, spiky, or anything in-between), they appear, to me at least, like flowers from another planet.
Passiflora caerulea, or passion flower is a real show stopper. To see more climbers, visit our website: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/plants/10-climbers-to-grow/4805.html Photo by Jason Ingram
Passion Flower Many species have been found to contain beta-carboline harmala alkaloids, which are MAO inhibitors with anti-depressant properties. The flower and fruit have only traces of these chemicals, but the leaves and the roots are often more potent and have been used to potentiate the effects of mind-altering drugs. I love passion flowers :)