Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday- July 1st




This unique vine was labeled as a Passiflora "Lavender Lady" when I bought her but I am not convinced that is actually what it is. The blooms are more white than purple at least the first few I have seen were.

I love the exotic look of these blooms and I can't wait to see how the fruit turns out when it is ripe. The flowers are highly scented and remind me a little of the smell the orange blossoms give off when in full bloom.

I have this vine growing up the side of my house, underneath my office window.

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8 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

I love the flower on your passion vine. I almost bought one of those at a Native Plant Sale in my area, but I didn't have anywhere to grow something that gets that tall. It's a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh I love the Passion flower. Your bloom are wonderful. Hugs, Rose

Aiyana said...

This must be one of the Passion Vine hybrids I've read about. It's quite pretty. I wanted to grow a couple, but all the areas on my block walls have a southern exposure, and I think it would be way too hot for them to last in the summer. I do love them though.
Aiyana

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! Lavender Lady is the perfect name for it!

Jean said...

What a beautiful flower! Can you eat the fruit from it? Thanks for sharing with us. Jean

Barbee' said...

The fragrance of the flowers sounds wonderful. I, too, am wondering if the fruit is edible.

Laurie & Chris said...

The flower is so pretty on the vine.

Dee said...

I do believe you can eat the fruit, although I've not had this one long enough to actually sample it! And if this is truly a "Lavender Lady", I've read they are sterile and if they produce fruit at all, it won't have much on the inside. So either this isn't a Lavender Lady and the fruit will have some substance or it is and I'll find them empty! I'll sure post when I find out!