Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday- Will the real Lavender Lady please stand up?

My first Passion Vine purchased was labeled a "Lavender Lady", but when it bloomed the flowers were definitely not lavender. Take a look at the blooms from the original plant here.

I had purchased another unlabeled Passion and it has finally produced some blooms and lo and behold, this one is a true "Lavender Lady"
The blooms are gorgeous, a deep violet color, and when fully open they look like they are almost going to take off in flight.
Now if only my Ruby Glow Passion would flower. I read somewhere that the Ruby Glow doesn't flower in Arizona- I sure hope I can prove that wrong!

Which is your favorite?

To join in the fun of "Bloomin' Tuesday" and to view the posts of other participants from around the world please visit "Ms Green Thumb Jean's"


Aiyana said...

These are a beautiful shade of lavendar/purple, and new to me. The ones I've seen over the years are a very pale lavendar, almost pinkish. I'm looking forward to reading how your vines do through winter and early spring.

Darla said...

Man is that pretty!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Dee

Your Passion flower is a beautiful purple color! Mine are not that colorful.
Lovely photos!

Love, Ann

Suzanne said...

Both of those are awesome. Aren't they incredibly intricate? Hard to pick a favorite, but it would probably be the deep, dark purple!

Deborah Godin said...

Those are such amazing flowers! Which is my favorite? That's easy, whichever one I'm looking at!

Sweetie said...

Your photos show how each petal is unique. I love the beautiful shade of lavender. If anyone can make the Ruby Glow flower, it's you.

Jean said...

What a unique and beautiful flower! Just amazing! Love the color of the angel trumpet below also. Jean

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Such a striking looking bloom, just gorgeous!


Laurie and Chris said...

I like both but the deep purple is my favorite. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!!

Darla said...

Found yet another meme if you are interested, Watery Wednesday....come by and check it out.

Claude said...

hello... thanks for the comment on my blog... These are really beautiful passionflowers. The ones I grow are the natives in Texas, a bit on the rampaging vine side, but the blooms are so cool, I don't have the heart to get rid of them.


MrBrownThumb said...

Both are awesome but I like this color better.

btw has anyone ever mentioned how your text and link colors are similar? I didn't realize the word "here" was a link to the previous plant until I accidentally hovered over it.