@BillWatson they’re amazing aren’t they 💙 I cut mine back but it’s purely because I don’t have the space for them to keep growing as fast as they do 😂 I cut them back to around 1’ in autumn but might be better leaving the cutting back until spring if you live in a colder part of the country
I remember my mom having this plant when I was little. Doesn't it grow some sort of orange fruit? We (myself, siblings and neighborhood friends) used to love squishing them 🤪 My mom always got mad at the mess we created 🤣
@solly1961 thank you Mark 😃 I’ve found that too! Put a video on Instagram yesterday and had 2 white and 2 blue open. Thinking about it I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than 2 open at any one time, on mine at least 🤔
@jmlincoln 🤣 love that! I think they fruit if you leave them but I deadhead too much and never get to see the fruits 😜 must remember to leave them this time, then I’ll think of this when I see the fruits 🤣
@ublaszko I’ve been reading your posts about it tangling and looking a mess. I had the same problem. I’ve tried to train it a bit but it never does what I want 😂 if I cut it back how much would I leave?
I'm not sure tbh. 😅 I cut mine back to the top of the fence as it was getting tangled with my neighbour's ivy and then I cut all the wild looking side stems. I think people tend to use passionflower as a green screen to cover up the fence and just let it fill out the space. But I'd like to get an open framework between the stems so I can see better the shape of the leaves. I'm just in love with the leaves, how big and shiny they are so I want to show them off.
@ublaszko mine isn’t very big at the moment so maybe I’ll leave it a bit to see where it goes 😂 would look lovely where you can see the leaves better, they’re really attractive. Mine need to green up a bit yet though!
It does look a bit yellowy green now that you mentioned it. Apparently the best time to prune them is when they start growing again in spring but they can be trimmed/tidied up at any time of the year. The foliage is so interesting. This year mine had really big leaves but I don't know if it's because I trimmed off all side stems or because of all that sunshine. Probably a bit of both. 👍
@ublaszko I left it too long before potting on after buying it so it wasn’t doing great. It’s improving now though. I might just level it off and give it a bit of a boost. Yours always looks fantastic so whatever you’re doing is working!
It just occurred to me that my passionflower is too dense as in there are too many stems for my liking. It's just a feeling but I think I now know what I'm doing with it and that I need to keep thinning it out 👍 I actually had a similar dilemma with red jasmine until I thinned it out so I think it might be a general issue for me with climbers 😅😅 Now that I thinned out my red jasmine it looks light and airy so I think when there are lots of stems it makes a plant look heavy and grounded. 😂😂
That's a good description! That's what it feels like - like a lump of green 😂😂 Or a blob of green 😂😂 I don't want to be solid green screening as it will just feel like another type of wall to replace the fence wall 😂
@gjones that’s exactly what they are! 🤣 I forget what I went for in the first place after I’m done looking at the plants 🤣 and having some work done in the garden so buying anything new is a terrible idea, but someone has to buy them right? 😆