What is this bloom?

This image was featured in the online version of a newspaper gardening article and it didn't identify this flower/plant.
what is this bloom, flowers, gardening
  21 answers
  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on May 14, 2014
    passion flower.... not sure what variety.... Don't you hate that when they show something and NOT identify it..... ESPECIALLY when its a garden center or nursery!
  • Kirt N Kirt N on May 14, 2014
    purple Passion flower.
  • Joffler Joffler on May 14, 2014
    Thank you both. Did a little quick research once I knew what to look for and it looks like it's a contender for our garden at some point.
  • Julie Rainwater Julie Rainwater on May 14, 2014
    It is the first purple passion flower I have seen. So beautiful
  • Merry_sherri Merry_sherri on May 14, 2014
    I grew up with these growing wild, we called them Passion flower but we also called them May-Pops. They have some beautiful crimson blooming vines at my nearby YMCA - STUNNING!
  • Carole Carole on May 15, 2014
    They look like passion fruit blooms to me.
  • Phyllis Minga Phyllis Minga on May 15, 2014
    Definitely purple passion flower. I've seen these in Garden magazines.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on May 15, 2014
    And an an excellent vine for butterfly gardens.
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    • Irene Irene on May 18, 2014
      @Douglas Hunt Thank you, Douglas. I have two nurserys not far from me and both have very knowlegable people who will be able to give me good advice.
  • Leslie Long Leslie Long on May 16, 2014
    One of my faves and very hardy here in FL. But be careful as the Passion Flower vines can be somewhat invasive and hard to get rid of.
  • Sue Walker Sue Walker on May 16, 2014
    Growing up we called these May Pops. They grew wild in northern Alabama. As kids we loved to eat the sweet fruit they produced.
  • Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez on May 16, 2014
    Passionria..or as we know it in latinoamerica...Mburucuyá...or Maracuyá... There are many varieties...I have a purple one...and a red hybrid...ornamental... 'Ouropretano' (púrpura): Brasil'Muico' (púrpura): Brasil'Peroba' (púrpura): Brasil (conocida como 'Brasileira Rosada' en Venezuela)'Pintado' (púrpura): Brasil'Mirim' (amarilla): Brasil'Redondo' (amarilla): Brasil (conocida como 'Brasileira Amarilla' en Venezuela)'Guazú' (amarilla): Brasil'Hawaiiana' (amarilla): Colombia, Venezuela'Australian Purple' (púrpura): Australia, Hawái (también conocida como 'Nelly Kelly')'Common Purple' (púrpura): Hawái'Kapoho' (amarilla): Hawái'Sevcik' (amarilla): Hawái'University Round' (amarilla): Hawái'Pratt' (amarilla): Hawái'Waimanalo' (amarilla): Hawái'Yee' (amarilla): Hawái'Noel's Special' (amarilla): Hawái'Maracuyá' (amarillo): Colombia, México'Parcha' (amarilla): Puerto Rico'Parchita' (amarilla): Venezuela'Iniap 2009' (amarilla) Ecuador'Tropifrutas' (amarilla) Ecuador *Purpura=purple *Amarilla= Yellow .. Their edible fruits are very delicious!! we used them in juices....jams...etc.
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    • Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez on May 16, 2014
      @Irene I am sure.....you and your children will enjoy the passion fruit jam...also it is very nice as a cheese cake topping... http://www.readersdigest.com.au/passionfruit-jam-recipe I know the plums you mention.....and I agree.....they make an awesome jam......just acid enough.....very nice!
  • Symea Symea on May 16, 2014
    you can make tea from the leaves for calming anxiety,restful sleep! dry them and steep them.
    • Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez on May 16, 2014
      @Symea You are right Symea...the tea made from the leaves..it is also used for colics..and bronchial spasms...also tummy cramps....but...in large dosis. could be toxic...so should be consumed with mesure..2 or 3 cups a day...
  • Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez on May 16, 2014
    Wish I could send seeds to you Hometalkers!!!!
  • Joffler Joffler on May 16, 2014
    Fortunately, one of the local nurseries has them in stock for this weekend and will be on sale so I hope to get one.
  • Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez on May 16, 2014
    Good luck with that! ;)
  • Sandy Sandy on May 16, 2014
    This shows gobs of pics of a passion plant. I had one and the blooms were so pretty! But they grew up all over that area in the yard so I dug it out and got rid of it. They'd pop up and grow several inches tall in the yard before we mowed a week later. I was still digging the new plants up in the yard the 2nd season. You can make jelly out of them. http://photobucket.com/images/passion%20flower?page=1
  • Lorraine V Lorraine V on May 16, 2014
    I've never seen this before. Too exotic for upstate New York.. Really pretty.
  • DeMarie I DeMarie I on May 17, 2014
    Here in SW Nebraska, it's considered an annual. I just planted one as I love the flower so willing to pay the price knowing it's an annual!
  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on May 26, 2014
    It sure is beautiful! Smiles, Cyndi
  • Vanessa Richardson Vanessa Richardson on May 26, 2014
    Here in Tn. we call them apricot vines. They grow wild.
  • Sda7408553 Sda7408553 on Jul 10, 2016
    Looks like some sort of Passion flower to me.