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How to make passion flower to blossom
The unusual flower and sweet fruits of wild passion flower sparked something in gardeners, who began to hybridize and collect passion flower vines in a frenzy. New gardeners feel the same spark when they see the vine in bloom, but become discouraged when their own passion flower does not bloom. Passion flowers require very exacting conditions to excite the urge to bloom. Many species need several years to establish a solid root system before they begin to set blooms. Fertilizer : Passion flowers, at their very core, are still more wild than domesticated. Nitrogen feedings, especially, may result in fast, spindly vegetative growth at the expense of flowers.
Numerous species of passion vines Passiflora spp. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 11, are enjoyed for a vigorous climbing habit, fast growth rate and spectacular but short-lived flowers. Because passion vines are primarily cultivated as ornamentals for their unique blooms, it is troubling when a plant fails to flower as expected. Excessive nitrogen applied as a fertilizer can stimulate lush, vigorous vegetative growth at the expense of flowering and fruit. If the passion vine is newly planted, excessive nitrogen-rich organic matter worked into the soil as a soil amendment prior to planting can also force vegetative growth.