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Question by slimsugar
May 25, 2008
I saw this plant/flower at Home Depot in Long Island, NY and I asked someone who worked there what it was and they didnt know. There was no stick in the pot or a tag on it and it was absolutely beautiful. I didnt purchase it because it was really banged up on the other side but I did take a picture of the flower and I am hoping someone can tell me the name of it and is it a annual or perennial. PLEASE HELP! THanks! Here is a link to the picture I took.

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I wasn't able to pull up the photo with the address you supplied. Sorry - must be a typo somewhere in the address.

I was able to see it on different computers I dont know why you couldnt pull it up. Can you please try again?

Answer from NGA
May 25, 2008
I found the photo and the flower is called Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata), sometimes called Maypop. It is a tender perennial vine (grows in zones 6-9) and typically grows about 15' per year. It prefers full sunshine and moist soil. You're in zone 6 so it should grow well for you as long as you provide winter protection. The top of the plant will die down with your first frost but if you mulch over the top of the soil after cutting back the dead vine, the roots should survive and send out new growth the following spring.

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