Passion Flower Vine

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  1. How to Stop Pests Eating New Passionfruit Leaves ?
  2. Passion Flower Outdoors in Winter
  3. My Passion Vine Is “Dying:.
  4. Pruning Passiflora Incarnata
  5. Passion Flowers
  6. Passion Flower Vines
  7. How Much Should I Prune Passion Vine?
Asked by Kevin Bennett on December 5, 2010
How to Stop Pests Eating New Passionfruit Leaves ?

I have 2 new passionfruit vines and both are under attack from pests that are not visible.
The new leaves are being eaten, and now the older leaves are also showing results of something chewing away at them. Without being able to identify the pest, is there a home made non-toxic spray that might protect the plants from total eradication ?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you are seeing night time damage with no visible pest, it is typically slugs or snails. They do like new growth best and will move on to older growth when new growth is gone. These articles will help you:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on December 15, 2010
Passion Flower Outdoors in Winter

I have some blue passion flower plants that I planted in the ground, and now it is winter time and I did not bring them indoors. I would like to know if they will survive the winter in the Toronto area? I would also like to know if I can leave the dahlia tubers outdoors as well?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As for the dahlias, these will need to be dug up and stored. They cannot survive winters in your area. They can be easily lifted with a garden fork or spade shovel prior to the complete die out of their foliage. Break up the clumps and separate the tubers, allowing them to dry out some before storing, usually about a week or two in a cool, dry area.

Then, clip off foliage, shake off any remaining soil, and pack the tubers in dry peat moss or wood shavings within a brown paper bag or cardboard box. Place them in a dark area with cool room temperatures, like a basement, until spring.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

While it's often better to grow passion flower in a container that can be overwintered indoors, it is possible to grow the plants outside. In cold regions such as yours, extra protection should be taken, especially passion flower, which is happier in warmer areas. The following article should be of some help to you:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/passion-flower/preparing-a-passion-flower-vine-for-winter.htm

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Asked by Gail nelson on January 5, 2011
My Passion Vine Is “Dying:.

It was started from a cutting in October and doing well, lots of new growth. Two days ago the top leaves were looking very wilted. Now more of the top of the vine is collapsing. The plant is about 10 inches tall and is in the house for the winter.
I believe it is a passion incarnta. (sp)

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like it is either over watered, under watered or has root rot. Check the roots for root rot. This article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

Make sure the soil is draining well and that you are not letting it dry out in between waterings.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 23, 2011
Pruning Passiflora Incarnata

I live in south central Texas and my passion vine has been beaten up by the unusal frigid, consecutive, below-freezing days. It has been growing up our covered pergola porch for about two years, but now ALL of the vines have dropped leaves and look dead. Do I take all the vines off the roof and prune it back? If so, how much and when should I do this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would wait until spring to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. But, it will need to be pruned in the spring. These articles will help you:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 1, 2011
Passion Flowers

I’m thinking of buying a passion flower plant. I can only do container plants because of where I live. My question is, can this be grown as a hanging plant without a trellis?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on March 14, 2011
Passion Flower Vines

My outdoor passion flowers froze in the Florida freezing temps. Will they grow back?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Maybe, it depends on how deeply the cold went. This article will help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 27, 2011
How Much Should I Prune Passion Vine?

We have a passion vine that was covering two small, dead trees. We removed the dead trees and now have the vine with the dried up leaves on the ground. How much can we prune back on the vine to ensure good regrowth?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would cut back by a 1/3 and see how the plant fairs with that. After it grows some, you can do 1/3 again.

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