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Giant Granadilla

Passiflora quadrangularis, the Giant Granadilla, produces huge red flowers that are almost 5 inches across and delicious, football sized fruits. The Giant Granadilla is a square vine that can grow up to 50 feet in length. The links immediately below will open a new window on eBay with full details about the Passiflora quadrangularis seeds for sale.

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Passiflora quadrangularis • 10 bis 50 Samen/seeds • Riesen Grenadilla • essbar Passiflora quadrangularis • 10 bis 50 Samen/seeds • Riesen Grenadilla • essbar EUR 6,50
Passiflora Quadrangularis Maracuja Riesen 10 Samen Seeds Passiflora Quadrangularis Maracuja Riesen 10 Samen Seeds EUR 1,47

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Passion Flowers by John Vanderplank

Passion Flowers by John Vanderplank is a fantastic reference book about passion vines. Vanderplank's passiflora book is considered a writing about passion vines and it is loaded with beautiful images of passion flowers in their natural habitat.

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Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World is a definitive reference guide to passion vines by Torsten Ulmer and John MacDougal. This book is full of beautiful photographs of passion flowers and is considered by many to be the ultimate book about Passion Vines.

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Passiflora Books

Here's a full range of passiflora books for sale. Learn all about passion vines with these informative books.

Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide

Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide

Sale Price: $54.95

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Pictorial Guide is a new and comprehensive photographic atlas with nearly 1000 new color photographs illustrating most of the wild species of Passiflora known to science.  Bursting with a wealth of images of exotic species taken in the wild as well as those that most gardeners are likely to encounter in the horticultural trade, this book showcases elegant blossoms of these fantastic tropical vines, shrubs, and trees and captures the imagination with spectacular colors, dramatic forms, and amazing variations.Comprehensive and scientifically accurate, this survey of the genus Passiflora is the first reference book on passionflowers published in more than 15 years and the only pictorial reference guide of its kind. The splendor of more than 280 wild passionflower species as they appear in nature, as well as 11 hybrids, represents the culmination of the author’s 30-year fascination with this exotic genus and his more than 120 trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador observing and collecting the vines.Simple to use, the species are arranged alphabetically. The geographic range is given for every species, based on the latest verified identifications from world databases. At least one flower is shown for each entry, and very importantly, unlike other guides, a photograph of a leaf or often a fruit is shown. The author’s special accumulated knowledge of which specific butterfly feeds on which kind of plant is shared through notes under the respective host plants. A colorful appendix to the coevolved Heliconius butterflies rounds out the volume.The author Ronald Boender is an expert on passionflower butterflies and a pioneer in breeding and exhibiting butterflies. In 1988 he developed and opened the first commercial butterfly farm and public exhibition in the Americas, called Butterfly World, in Coconut Creek, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Quickly becoming a renowned expert on growing passionflowers, he developed the largest collection of species and has contributed much knowledge, not only to horticulture, but also the scientific understanding of the relationship between the vines and the butterflies. In 1990 he founded the Passiflora Society International (PSI), and until recent years was president and prime mover. Through his lifelong interest in nature photography, he started a collection of passionflower photos which has grown now into this pictorial atlas.Completed by renowned Passiflora authority, Ronald Boender, together with John MacDougal, Ph.D., and John Vanderplank, Ph.D. comprehensively highlights the breadth and beauty of the species occurring in the wild. Lavish contributions by 27 other photographers expand the photographic atlas to other climates, including cool-loving Andean species.Readers will delight in exploring page after page of amazing and intricate flowers and leaves of every color and form. This beautiful informational guide will be instructive and engaging to all readers –– gardeners, hobbyists, and scientists alike. This is a wonderful gift for any nature lover or gardener or anyone interested in tropical plants or nature photography.

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World

Sale Price: $212.21

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Since they were first described in Europe in the 16th century, passionflowers have held a special fascination among plant collectors for their bold, beautiful, complicated blossoms and delectable passionfruits. Most are perennial climbers, but some are trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, or even annuals, and all lend a dramatic, tropical flavor to any situation. Since they have such a broad range of cultivation requirements, passionflowers can be grown by just about anyone, and cold-hardy species can be grown outdoors year-round. This authoritative, comprehensive volume describes 207 Passiflora species and 31 hybrids. A chapter is devoted to the remarkable coevolution of passionflowers with Heliconius butterflies, which many passionflower enthusiasts now raise alongside flowering vines in the greenhouse. As lushly illustrated as it is informative, Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World reveals the immense variation found among members of this extraordinary genus.

Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch

Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch

Sale Price: $19.95

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Did you ever want to make a necklace with all the flowers, like the ones you see in the magazines, but didn't know how? Here is your chance to learn. This book takes you step by step through the process of making beautiful flowers in peyote stitch using just a needle and thread, no wire involved. All steps are fully illustrated with diagrams and full color photos. A refresher is given on traditional peyote stitch, however the designs can also be worked in two-needle peyote stitch or brick stitch if you prefer. Patterns include a Fuchsia, Rose Bud, Delphinium, Daffodil, Pansy, Wild Rose, Dogwood, Cattleya Orchid, Oriental Lily, and Hibiscus, plus two leaf patterns. The backs of the flowers are relatively flat so that they can be used in many applications including wearable art and decor.All the flowers in the book are original patterns not previously published elsewhere. They are not generated by computer software. The patterns are approximately life size and are designed for size 11/0 rocailles (round seed beads) with a few 15/0 rocailles added to get the correct curves and shaping. They could also be made in larger or smaller sizes by using 8/0 or 15/0 rocailles. The designs strive for as much realism as possible given the limitations of working with size 11/0 rocailles! Patterns use from three to seven colors.This book is not intended for the beginner who has never done any peyote stitch, however a chapter is included with instructions on doing all the techniques in the book as well as advise on selecting beads and thread, keeping tight tension, and other useful information.

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Passion Flower in Medical History

The medical history of Passion Flowers includes the Maypop used by Native Americans to make tea infusions to treat insomnia, hysteria and epilepsy. The Maracuja species in South and Central America were used for medical purposes as well. In modern times, the Passion Flower continues to be used for cooking and baking desserts. It is also used for creating juices and alcoholic beverages that contain a tropical essence. Aside from these uses, the Passion Flower is used today for as an herbal medicine to treat sleep disorders, anxiety and other pains such as headaches.

The Passion Fruit of the plant is now a commercial good and one of the major species, Maracuja, is cultivated in the Caribbean, Florida and South Africa. The Maracuja comes as either a small purple fruit or a larger golden yellow fruit.

Over the course of its history, the Passion Flower has been cultivated in non-native regions as well as native regions due to the popularity of the Passion fruit in a number of ethnic cuisines as well as the health benefits and medical purposes that people can take advantage of from the fruit as well as the plant. The Passion Flower has an old and fascinating history that can continue to be researched to uncover the many aspects of its use and cultural traditions.

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Passion Flower in Art History

In art historical terms, the Passion Flower has appeared in many prints and paintings, including the mysterious painting of Madonna and Child by Joos van Cleve. Flowers in painting have been used for symbolism for many years and understanding what a flower means will give clues to what a painting portrays. The inclusion of a Passion Flower in this Madonna and Child painting refers to the Crucifixion and the Passion of Christ story in which the Virgin Mary shed all her tears. It is also a symbol of the purity of the Christian faith.

This painting was not the first record of the Passion Flower in art. The Moche culture of northern Peru has portrayed the plant and its fruit on ceramic-ware in reference to the banana Passion Flower.

Passion Flower in Medical History

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Passion Flower Religious Symbolism

Catholic missionaries connected certain aspects of the flower with Christian beliefs. Generally, various characteristics of the Passion Flower have been tied to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ as well as the Passion of Christ. The latter association led the missionaries to name the flowers “Passion Flowers.”

A number of floral characteristics have been assigned with distinct symbolic traits. For example, the ten petals of the flower represent the ten apostles in Christianity excluding St. Peter and Judas. The vines of the plant symbolize the whips that were used during the flagellation of Christ. One of the major characteristics is the hundreds of filaments on the flower that symbolize the Crown of Thorns. The five anthers are associated with the five sacred wounds of Christ. The flower contains three stigmas that reflect the three nails that were used for Christ’s hands and feet during his Crucifixion. There is a floral component that resembles a chalice-like ovary that has been suggested to symbolize the Holy Grail. In terms of color symbolism, the flowers of Passion Vines are generally a blue and white color which can represent the heavens and purity.

The religious symbolism and associations that have been brought to attention once gave the missionaries faith and comfort for their efforts in spreading Christianity to the indigenous cultures of South America. The Jesuit Missionaries transported color drawings and dried version of the plant back to their country where a Spanish herbalist named Nicolas Monardes was the first to document the plant and write about the qualities of the flower, indicating that it is a powerful plant and that it carries a symbolic relationship with Christianity. In the New World, the Passion Flower became recognized as a mystical one with certain powers.

Passion Flower in Art History

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