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A question about passion flowers

Hi all

I got a load of passion flowers (and Aldi special) a few weeks ago. I've planted them in tubs with compost covered in stones, delicately tied to a stick of bamboo and they are going great, very well in fact.

Problem is the bamboo was only a bit of a 'nursery' option until they got a bit bigger and they have grown much much quicker than I thought and have kind of got a bit overly attached to their bamboo sticks.

Subsequently they are growing like bloody bean stalks in a 'jack and the beanstalk' type style they just keep going up up up! I want them to be moveable around the garden so i wanted to get those wigwam type things for them to climb around but I'm afraid to start untying them in case I damage them, so i have a few questions:

a) Can i put the wigwams around them now, forceably separate them from their bamboo and train them to use the wigwams instead, without killing them?

b) Do they survive a winter outside, what preparations to I need to make?


They are of the Caerulea variety

Thanks again for your help in advance


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,061

    You'd have to work hard to kill one, that's for sure. 

    I'd go with the tee pee ( wigams are round image) option. It's late in the season now so I'd just let it do its own thing and clamber where it wants to grow. 

    Next Spring you can be a bit more organised with it , regarding training.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    They're indestructible in my experience. Don't let one out of its container. I planted one in the ground and it turned into the biggest bully of a plant I've known (except non-clumping bamboo, obviously). I ended up digging it out. Or thought I had. I was still digging up runners two years later.

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