Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scarlet Passion Flower

 I did not realised on my mother's pergola, two type of passiflora made their home there until finally the scarlet passion flower made a debut. The other passiflora species also has very showy flowers.  However, the late bloomer is shockingly scarlet when it made a showy entrance from afar one of the pergola corner seems to be in blaze (probably exaggerated too much).
At the centre of the flower, forms very tiny fruit not as big or palatable like the other passiflora. These two passiflora has very different shape of leaves which makes it easy to differentiate when both are not in flower. The red ants like to play around the scarlet passion flower. Don't be alarm the red ants are like bodyguards not a pest unlike other type of ants that host aphids.
 Each string of stems fill with buds. But on the same string of stem the bud does not bloom at once. Instead they opened one by one making the blooming season long and if you miss them or away, you still have a chance to enjoy them.

19 comments:

Sean L said...

Lovely blazing red colour. Love this passiflora.

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful choice. Love the bright red.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Why I garden... said...

Wow, its very colourful and exotic looking; very pretty.

Dewberry said...

Wow! I've never seen a red passiflora yet! It's absolutely stunning!

Norma Chang said...

Gorgeous color. Did not know there is a red color also.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That passion flower is gorgeous! Love the red. I don't think we can grow that here. It is amazing!

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Kesuma Angsana said...

cantiknyer ... red color lagi tu !

kitsapFG said...

Gorgeous flower! It almost looks unreal it is so exotic and dramatic in appearance. Nature is amazing in it's beauty and complexity.

Liz said...

That's stunning! I used to grow passiflora in the UK just for the flowers. Not the scarlet ones though they need much warmer weather than the UK can provide.

Sue Garrett said...

That's certainly an eye-catching flower - are the leaves evergreen?

Stiletto said...

I love this exotic flower too. I've taken photos of them several months back and intend to a post later.

KL said...

Wow! they look so intricate and beautiful. Hey, read your comment about you guys. I wish you all the best. That's one of the main reason why I want to become self-sustainable; I have to be prepared for the rainy days in this world's economy and situation.

rainfield61 said...

So these passiflora must be very generous for we can enjoy them again and again.

Stephanie said...

The flower makes my eyes go wider ;-) I have always like passiflora flowers and especially this red one. The colour is so vivid and the black 'eyelashes' are so obvious. Interesting!

suri said...

cantiknya bunga itu merah menyala dari jauh

JaSSNaNi said...

assalamualaikum..
thanks untuk ucapan itu ya... :) windunya laman sini.. dah lama tak masuk... :) cantek bunga warna merah tu..

kitchen flavours said...

What a gorgeous flower! Love the beautiful colour!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Sean, Kesuma Angsana, Rainfield61, Stephanie, Suri, Joyce~ Walaupun sibuk ke sana sini mesti stop jenguk bila nampak bunga ni.

Cher, Kelli, Dewberry, Norma Chang,GoSS, KitsapFG~ It is really blazing red. Noticeable even faraway.

Liz~ The passiflora flowers are really breathtaking. Worth to just grow for the flowers.

Sue~ Yes the leaves are evergreen here in the tropics.

Stiletto~ Would love to see how they grow in your garden too.

KL~Thank you for the best wishes. Food can never replace money. We need food to live.

JaSSNaNi~ Waalaikumsalam. Sama-sama mesti sibuk dengan baby comei kan.