I just can't seem to pass up a new variety of Passion Flower, so when I saw this one labeled "Ruby Glow" with a dark red flower and purple filaments I couldn't pass it up. I planted it on the fence, and hopefully it will grow wild and cover up the view into the neighbors yard.
My neighbor seems to have been a victim of the mortgage problem, disappearing into the night a month or so ago and the yard is horribly overgrown with weeds. It makes my weed problem look mild. The pictures above show the passion plant in the pot from the nursery, one of the amazing tendrils on the plant and then the final one of it on the fence. No blooms yet but I am hopeful!
One cool thing about this plant is that the plant puts out small yellow dots, which resemble butterfly eggs. It is thought that this is one defense the plant has evolved in the ongoing war between Passion plant and butterflies/caterpillars. Evidently butterflies don't like to deposit their eggs in a communal setting, and seeing the yellow spots they think someone else has already taken that spot.
The last picture below is my little Hibiscus plant- 3 blooms today! Definitely a record for me!
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday everyone!
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