Wordless Wednesday 4/6/14

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HOLBOELLIA LATIFOLIA MULTIPLE HWJC008. Crug Farm Nursery. Wales.
Climber. Found in Nepal. Gorgeous lilac flowers, purple-white sausage shaped edible fruit.
Did I buy one?  Of course I did.

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22 Responses to Wordless Wednesday 4/6/14

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow! That’s so pretty! Hope yours thrives… let us know what the fruit taste like!

    • Chloris says:

      I will. Apparently you need male and female plants to get fruit so they give you more than one plant in the pot to make sure the flowers are pollinated.

  2. Pauline says:

    That is fantastic, no wonder you bought one!

  3. Stunning! Will I now buy one? Of course I will!

  4. I do love that! The colour is so dusky! I definitely must plan a visit there – it shouldn’t be out of the question from here.

    • Chloris says:

      It is worth a visit. The plants are expensive but I suppose you have to expect that when they go all around the world to collect them. If you buy the Holbellia make sure that you get this one, they sell a similar one which is not as beautiful as this.

    • Chloris says:

      Robbie Blackball Miles wrote about them on 27 May on The Guardian gardening blog. He calls them’ Sausage Vines- a scent that sizzles’ Not only do they have edible fruit but the flowers smell heavenly.

  5. Cathy says:

    Purple-white sausage shaped edible fruit? Have to be seen to be believed, I think 😉

  6. Chloris says:

    Well I will show you if it fruits. Then you will have to believe.
    Crug Farm give male and female plants in a pot because you need male and female for pollination.

  7. Flighty says:

    A rather unusual plant by the look, and sound, of it. xx

  8. Chloris says:

    It certainly is mmmmmmmm. You should smell it. Divine!

  9. Christina says:

    Unusual, beautiful and perfumed; seems to have it all.

  10. bittster says:

    “did I buy one? Of course I did” -words to live by!
    not a chance it would survive here, but a very cool looking plant. How does the color show up in the garden? I always think of that color as a close-up viewing only color.

  11. Chloris says:

    It has so many flowers that it makes quite an impact. And they smell wonderful.

  12. Julia says:

    I have 1 but don’t think 2 were planted in the same pot. How can you tell the male and female plant?

  13. Julia says:

    Also mine have no scent and the leaves have a redder colour, but that could be as it was left derelict for 4 years unattended before I got it.

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