1 Shot Wednesday: Purple Passion flower

We bought a mystery vine a couple months back for our back patio. The extreme heat made the blossoms hide in their pods. Finally last night a Monsoon hit and cooled off the Verde Valley. Out popped this surprise!

38 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Purple Passion flower

  1. I love those. I once grew some in a patio garden, when I lived in London. They are impressive indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. In the midst of a truly horrible year, nature smiles and showcases her natural beauty!

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  3. Very beautiful!

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    1. Oh, that’s wonderful! They are quite the conversation starter. Do you have them in your garden?

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      1. We did, but the Head Gardener removed them because they were in the wrong place and had nowhere to climb so just swamped everything else.

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  4. What a lovely surprise!

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    1. This morning I looked and there’s six now open. They like the cooler temps, that’s for sure.

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  5. Wow, Cindy, what a lovely flower.

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    1. Wouldn’t that be a fun flower to create?

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  6. Surprise! Great way to start the day.

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    1. They are great if you want a blast of exoticism.

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  7. How unique is that, eh?! A superb creation, Cindy. But what’s with the caterpillar on the plant, won’t it hurt it?

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    1. Ha! You noticed. I saw it by accident and glad it was in the picture, but I removed it. Yes, I am sure the vines are tasty. 🙂

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  8. Aren’t they glorious. One plant that thrives in my garden despite my best efforts!

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    1. I don’t have a green thumb. I need plants that like being ignored at times. Good to know this is hearty.

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  9. WOW! It doesn’t look real! 🙂

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      1. Ha! Don’t fall asleep near it! 😉

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  10. WHOW !!! Look at that thing.
    Gotta get me one of those. Minus the caterpillar.

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    1. Sneaky chap. I did not know he was there until I looked at the picture.

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  11. Once again, it is always nice to see the beauty of nature on your site with these pictures of these unique flowers 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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    1. Yes, I turn to nature constantly for an emotional, spiritual lift. Thanks John.

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    1. Hi Lloyd! Thanks very much. a dozen of them have opened up on vine now. They are the most exotic flower I have seen.

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  12. What a brilliant flower! Even its name is exotic, although I’m not 100% sure what “Purple passion” is. A 1950s film? The sequel to “Scarlet Street” but with extra added caterpillar ?

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    1. Ha Ha. We can agree it’s not subtle. It commands attention, yes?

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  13. Wow! That’s a gorgeous flower!

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    1. I’m amazed. We just bought the pot it came in without having a clue what the would look like.

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  14. Taking pot luck paid off, if you’ll pardon the pun!

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  15. We have them climbing through our trees. Not in season here though. Nice shots there.

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    1. Sounds like at heart they are beautiful weeds.

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