Wordless Wednesday. ‘Silly Cow’.

Passiflora ‘Silly Cow’

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. ‘Silly Cow’.

  1. Kris P says:

    Passionflowers are so remarkably complex but I wonder what earned this one the name of ‘Silly Cow’? I grew these vines successfully in my old garden (well, as long as success includes the vines being almost consumed annually by the larva of Gulf Fritillary butterflies) but I haven’t been able to make a go of them in my current garden.

  2. Chloris says:

    It was named by the breeder, Miles Irvine after the nickname he has for a friend. Goodness knows what he calls people he doesn’ t like.

  3. snowbird says:

    Hahahaha….nearly choked on my tea laughing!!!xxx

    • Chloris says:

      But it is a gorgeous colour and huge, how unfair to be called Silly Cow. I was a bit worried when I published it in case people thought I was being rude to my readers.

  4. Made me laugh, too.

  5. Est ce de la famille des clématites ?

  6. Cathy says:

    I am pleased you knew where the name originated from – there was clearly a reason for it!

    • Chloris says:

      I gather it was a term of affection but stiĺl it doesn’ t seem fair to give such a silly name to a stunning flower. It is huge and gorgeous.

  7. How on earth did such a lovely flower end up with that name?!
    Silly cow. Hilarious.

  8. Chloris says:

    It is an unfortunate name but it is gorgeous with huge flowers and long navy blue filaments.

  9. Is that really the name? Seems disrespectful.

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