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Why are some vines on my passion flower dead while others are flowering?

I can't work out why some vines on my passion flower have completely died while others look perfectly healthy and are flowering. Can anyone help?


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,547
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thank you. I am not experienced with garden plants. I've just googled on wind and passion flower and I think you're right - it's probably wind scorch. The plant is placed in the part of the garden where it gets most sun, but that means it's not against a wall and we have had a lot of wind. Any tips from experienced passion flower growers would be welcome. Thank you.
  • RubeeRubee Posts: 8,372
    Your pot could be too small . This plant in the right conditions will romp away . I have learned this from experience having planted one in the wrong conditions many years ago . I purchased one at the beginning of the growing season .The pot that I planted it  in is three feet deep and by twenty inches in diameter .  I have it up against my cat run which has wire grills . It is west facing .I used some horticultural grit about three inches deep for drainage at the bottom and a mixture of garden compost and a good multipurpose compost mix .About one third garden compost to two thirds multipurpose compost .Very pleased with the results . I haven’t any dead leaves , the blossoms are beautiful and the plant is now about eighteen inches wide and has grown to the top of my cat run and is now spreading over the top . Oh I forgot , I put a handful FBB in the compost mix and I feed the plant once a week . Sorry to be so long winded . I hope this is useful to you .
  • Thank you very much for that - long winded is great as I desperately don't want this plant to die. I've read your post out to my husband and we'll follow your advice  :)
  • PS Can I repot it while it's flowering or should we wait now until the growing season is over? Thanks again.
  • RubeeRubee Posts: 8,372
    I am not sure , could you go online  to find out ? If it was mine I would repot buts that’s just me ,please check it out .
  • Ok that's great, thank you, thank you.
  • I had the same problem last year and found that I had left one of the ties on from when it was purchased and it was strangling the growth above just that part of the plant.
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