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Member Name: ellesmellycat
Advantages: covers un bit you don't want to see
Disadvantages: takes a few years to flower
I loved passion flowers all my life, the whole front of my parents house is covered in them, when in flower they make a very spectacular display (and much more interesting ivy!) so when I got my own garden it was the first plant I bought!
These are a climbing plant, they send out long spindly arms that grab hold and curl around anything in sight, making them great for covering up unsightly walls, fences or trees. They grow really quickly from a tiny plant so no need to spend loads of getting a large plant, they will take about 5 years from seed to flower. They don't start going again until late in spring, so don't worry if it is later then the rest of your plants.
The flowers are the best bit of the whole plant in colours from intense blue to purest white, on the bottom you'll find the traditional petals, next layer up has feathery light petals and then in a star conformation are the stamen. After flowering a large orange fruit appears, which I've never eaten, but apparently doesn't taste of much.
Summary: great for any garden