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Landscape Design: Rainbarrels  

from Plants Daily Post Sierra Club founded 1892 

April 3, 2009

A Dwarf Passiflora 

 Passiflora 'Sherry'

So important to the butterfly crowd, Gulf Fritillary, Julia, Zebra Long Wing, and Variegated Fritillary, red passion vine has been up to now unmanageable in many home landscapes due to its rampant year round growth. Plant breeder Frank Moser has been working on developing ultra compact, heavily flowering varieties of passion vines suitable for containers, 'Sherry' being the first.

The proposed name for his series of upcoming cultivars is "Darkhorse," no explanation proffered.

'Sherry' grows 4'-6' on a support and looks best in light shade.


Daily Post text by Leigh Fulghum

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