Cold Scarlet Flame

I was unsure when to bring in my Red Passion vine/ Passiflora vitafolia/ Scarlet Flame.

The first frost came. I looked out on the deck rail where it has climbed up to and beyond.


It is still blooming.


It’s little ant guards are still running up and down the stems.


Even some yellow jackets have figured out how to harvest food from the glands on the bracts.


I was expecting a wilt down, but it is thriving.


This vine is amazing, but tropical.  It will not tolerate freezes.


I will have to cut it back and bring it in before the first freeze.

I will enjoy it until then, along with the ant and yellow jackets.

I shall try to root some pieces over the winter. Get your name on the request list if you want one.


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