Passiflora, Passionflower

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 26-02-2014

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There are hundreds of variety of Passiflora, commonly known as Passionflower.  Passionflower is native to America and may also be known as Maypop or Apricot Vine. Most varieties are vines such as Passiflora Incarnata but Passiflora varieties may also come as shrubs or even trees. Many, but not all Passiflora, have edible fruit and medicinal uses. Passiflora has been around for a very long time cultivated by Native American Indians even before the 1400’s. Archaeologists have found Passiflora seeds that were thousands of years old at some sites. The flowers are very showy and elegant, providing a tropical feel to any garden with a multitude of colors. Passiflora is certainly one of the most amazing plants for creative gardeners to have.

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Jasminum Multiflorum, Downy Jasmine, Indian Jasmine

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 18-05-2011

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Jasminum Multiflorum is a true Jasmine with 8 lobed white flowers and is very fragrant! If grown in good conditions the star shaped flowers can sometimes cover the entire plant, leaving very few leaves visible. Jasminum Multiflorum smells pleasant, slightly similar to Jasminum Tortuosum and is strong. Many people incorrectly refer to Jasminum Multiflorum as “Star Jasmine”, when in fact if this were true every Jasmine would be called a “Star Jasmine”.

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Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’, Italian Jasmine, Yellow Jasmine

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 18-03-2011

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This is the most recent variation of Jasmine I purchased, Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’. Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’ is a beautiful Yellow Jasmine, with a sweet warm fragrance. Oil can be extracted from the flowers and is largely imported from India. The scent is often described as “a middle note in perfumery”.

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