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.

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It is still blooming.

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

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

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

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

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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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