How Quickly Do Passion Flowers Grow?
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As we mentioned before, passion flowers are beautiful green or white lilies or other types of bulbs that grow in clumps inside of the plant to produce large leaves and little flower buds. These plants are unique because they take very long to fully develop and bloom.
Some varieties can be seen growing slowly every year, but then all of a sudden their growth is much faster! This article will talk about how quickly these plants grow so you can learn more about them and get some tips for creating your own!
Quick note: only pick one kind of lily bulb per test since not everyone grows the same type. We suggest using either an online tool like Plant Checker which tells you what plants come with what tags or buying from a trusted seller such as Amazon to make sure it’s authentic.
The proportions of this article were adapted slightly from those used by BulbProfile, the free plant identification app that we use frequently here at A Beautiful Mess.
Carnations are a passion flower species
Most people know that carnation flowers come in many colors, but they may not realize how quickly these beautiful blossoms grow! Carnations can be planted early spring or late summer and will usually produce a one-time show before dying out and drying up.
A small cluster of five to ten individual blooming carnations is called a bouquet. Depending on the size of the plant and the number of florets (the tiny balls that make up each petal), a small bunch can be made into a larger arrangement, which is typically done by professional floral designers.
However, there are ways you can take care of your own little carnation bouquets! By learning the trickiest way to preserve their bloom, you’ll get some cool tips for making sure they last.
Amaryllis are a passion flower species
The amaryllis is one of the most loved spring flowers. Not only do they look beautiful, but they can be very tricky to grow! Luckily, however, there’s some great info about how quickly these plants bloom here!
Amaryllises will not necessarily start showing signs of blooming until at least six months after you get them under soil in spring. That means it takes an average of eight to ten months for them to really take off and show their true colors!
But who wants to wait that long? You can begin growing your own soon by choosing a young plant or a corm (the round part of the tuber).
Hydrangeas are a passion flower species
Many people associate hydrangea with fall, because they love to admire them during that season. But did you know that there is another time of year when you can enjoy a beautiful collection of these bright pink, white, or blue flowers?
Hydrangeas will grow new shoots in spring! When these new growths develop into small leaves and buds, we refer to this as sprouting.
During this budding stage, some growers will bottle up the fluid from the plants’ roots and use it to promote flowering. This is called root pruning and it helps facilitate early blooming.
Dahlias are a passion flower species
The next most popular plant group is called ‘passion flowers’ or cactus and succulent plants. These include many different types of plants, but their common feature is that they grow very quickly! Some can take just a few days to show fully-grown leaves and spines.
A dahlia is a type of passion flower because it grows rapidly too! When they are in season, which is year-round at this time, they need your attention constantly for around six weeks while all the parts of the plant develop and mature.
But don't worry, once they have grown, you can enjoy them for several months more! They will remain attractive as long as they live.
Sunflowers are a passion flower species
There are many different types of passionate flowers, but one of my favorite groups is the sunflower group. These plants grow very quickly! Some varieties can be seen blooming in spring or summer, while other variants take longer to fully bloom, but they’re still beautiful when all done.
Many people associate sunflowers with being festive and celebrating something, which makes them perfect for during autumn and winter. They also recognize them as being kind and loving, making them an appropriate plant at Christmas time.
But what most people don’t know about sunflowers is that their seeds will eventually sprout into another plant! This new plant will look like the original sunflower, except it will have leaves instead of stems and thinner roots.
This process, referred to as germination, happens automatically once the seed has been exposed to light and moisture. After this, the young plant needs some time to develop before you can appreciate its beauty.
Spider lilies are a passion flower species
Spider lily flowers can quickly take over your life if you admire them. They grow very rapidly, requiring around one to two years before they reach full bloom.
Spider lilies begin as green leaves that slowly turn yellow and drop off. This is because their growth depends on strong chlorophyll levels in order to develop thick skin.
As the plants get older, it becomes harder for the roots to find food due to this thicker skin, so they must be fed more frequently.
These special leaves also contain an irritant which helps promote plant growth. When dried down, the gooey substance found inside is referred to as ‘spider silk’. It is quite hard and string like, but not spider related!
This article will talk about how to care for spider lilies when they are in season.
Peonies are a passion flower species
Many people associate peony flowers with love, but they actually grow best in cool temperatures and when exposed to very dry conditions. Because of this, most people never know what kind of beauty they have been missing out on!
Peonies are not only beautiful to look at, but also make for wonderful floral arrangements as well. They can be dried and put into pottery or glassware, or you can fresh wash them and put them into water bowls or other containers.
There are many different colors available and patterns that make every collection its own. There is no wrong way to enjoy a peony!
If you want to learn more about how to take care of a peony, check out our article here! It has tips and tricks for all stages of growth, along with some recipes.
Lilies are a passion flower species
Many people associate lilies with spring, because they enjoy them during this season. However, you can find many variations of lilies year round. Some types grow rapidly and soon dominate your space, while others take longer to mature but leave an impressive lasting impression.
There are several varieties of lily that begin to develop leaves and flowers starting in the late winter or early spring. The most famous of these is probably the Easter Lily which has long white petals and grows very quickly. These plants typically self-seed easily, so if you want to keep seeing new forms of lily, plant more!
Winter florists use lilies as a source of beauty due to their growth pattern. Because they do not have set stages to grow, there are no rules about when to pull them up for rest before replanting. This allows for some interesting designs such as cascading lilies or vertical clusters!
Something important to remember about growing any kind of lily is that they require large amounts of water and frequent watering.