Growing in my back garden!

My brain fog brain has just put 2 and 2 together and iv realized that I have passion flowers growing in my back garden!!! :scream: What a coincidence

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Oh wow!

To be honest this flower gives me a mix of anxiety and delight :sweat_smile:

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You do that’s amazing!!! Had you never noticed it before @slothymum ? :pray:

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It suddenly appeared in 2020, the flowers are so beautiful, this year it has produced fruit (I guess that’s what you’d call them) not suitable to eat but still awesome

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I have passion flower tea bags :woman_facepalming:t3:, I just didn’t realize the SoFi stuff was from the passion flower, sleep deprived brain :rofl:, I wonder how I function sometimes!!!

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It’s supposed to calm the anxiety!! :wink:

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That’s amazing cause we are about to tap up that gorgeous plant for our S2 program. I do wonder if we are a different species … adding our medical herbalist in this @pamelaspence to see what she thinks! :pray:

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I love it!! I found some on a recent walk around my neighbourhood - and was so delighted at the coincidence haha! I think it’s one of those things you never notice, and then suddenly start to see everywhere :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I wonder how long / under which conditions until the passionfruits actually ripen and (I presume) turn dark purple like you find them in stores and markets. I could only find green ones (top left) on this plant.

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My green ones have turned orange, I think I’m along way off the ‘eating’ stage though

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Amazing! They are so beautiful aren’t they? There are a LOT of different Passiflora species and each one looks a little different. In the UK we tend to get them from garden centres where they are bred for their showy flowers but the fruits are not great to eat - or can’t ripen in the British climate. Other species are grown specifically for the fruit - which are then used as food. It’s unlikely you’ll find the fruit variety in the UK, although you could grow it in a greenhouse.

Passiflora incarnata is the officinal medicinal one we are using. Passiflora edulis is most commonly grown for fruit.

:blush::herb:

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As always , some interesting information from you Pamela , out of interest , is it warmer climates they’re more inclined to grow in ?

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I presume they come from countries like Brazil and countries similar to it ? :thinking:

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Interesting!! If you happen to snap a picture, I’d love to see what the orange ones look like (rotten or not) ha!

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Ah thanks @Aaron :pray:
Sorry i’ve been so quiet on here recently- I’ve just been so busy and also taking time out with my fsmily over the summer. Schools start back next week so I’ll be around a bit more again!

Yes - they come from warmer climates but can grow in a warm spot or in a greenhouse in colder places. :+1::blush::herb:

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Spotted! Udine, near Venice, Italy – 13/09/22 :slight_smile:

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