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Plants for mediterranean gardens => Trees and Shrubs => Topic started by: John J on November 16, 2018, 11:39:17 AM

Title: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on November 16, 2018, 11:39:17 AM
We first came across this plant in the gardens at Chellat on the MGS trip to Morocco in 2014. (see first photo).
My wife eventually acquired one with the help of Fleur Pavlidis, who got it from Lefterios Dariotis, and we collected it from her on one of our transits through Athens airport. The second photo shows the first flowers produced by our small plant.
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on December 04, 2018, 08:35:21 AM
The flowers have become seed heads. Once they ripen another chance to experiment!
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: Fleur Pavlidis on December 19, 2018, 12:01:13 AM
John, Iíll have you know that you have a Koropi produced cutting from my Lefteris tree. I gave the rest of the babies to Sally for the Sparoza plant exchange because  donít feel the need for a second Montanoa. My large specimen was flowering spectacularly when we had a downpour and all the petals ended up in the ground. Iím wondering if I can cut it back already because it isnít a thing of beauty any more.
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on December 19, 2018, 06:07:52 AM
Fleur, apologies for my poor sentence construction that didn't make it clear that the plant we got from you had been produced from one that you had received from Lefteris. Good luck with your tree whatever action you decide to take.
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on December 19, 2019, 09:07:46 AM
Our Koropi produced cutting of Montanoa grandiflora is showing signs of flowering again with several buds being produced in bunches. Here's hoping it doesn't suffer the same fate as its parent apparently did last December! :(
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: Umbrian on December 20, 2019, 09:02:39 AM
Seems that rain is not always a blessing John but from the beautiful outbursts of flowers you posted photos of in another thread I would think you are more than happy at the moment😊
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Post by: Crandall on January 10, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
Was there too much rain where you're at, John?
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on January 10, 2020, 02:25:42 PM
Hi Crandall, I'm not sure we can say we've had too much rain, any rain is welcome in this part of the world, but it has fallen in greater quantities and in a shorter period of time than is usual in recent years. See the Miscellaneous section Morning walks for photos of the results of the last 3 weeks of almost constant rain.
Title: Re: Montanoa grandiflora
Post by: John J on February 27, 2020, 09:46:22 AM
Our plant is now more than 2 metres tall and flowering profusely. The scent as you approach is amazing. The seed heads are also attractive and are beginning to show signs of ripening so maybe a chance to see if it's possible to propagate from them.
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Post by: Caroline on February 27, 2020, 10:50:02 PM
Wow, love those seed heads!  :)
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Post by: Umbrian on February 28, 2020, 07:02:48 AM
Agree Caroline - as attractive as the flowers.😊