Doricnium pentaphyllum

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Doricnium pentaphyllum
« on: May 16, 2016, 09:51:02 AM »
This plant has taken a long time to settle in, but at last it is showing its true worth. I've taken cuttings, which struck quite easily, so that i can now spread it around the garden. I hope it's longer lasting than D. hirsutum which has let me down many times by dying when it reached maximum size.
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Fermi

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Re: Doricnium pentaphyllum
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 01:04:56 PM »
That's an interesting one, Fleur.
I'd not heard of it before - I wonder if it's available here?
Time to start searching ;D
cheers
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Joanna Savage

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Re: Doricnium pentaphyllum
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
D. pentaphyllum does well in this damper garden in Toscana too, Fleur. It is more delicate in form than D. hirsutum, a smaller plant and lives longer. But it is liable to be overgrown by more vigorous neighbours.  It loses its leaves in winter. It has set a few seeds and I have germinated a couple.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Doricnium pentaphyllum
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 08:00:43 AM »
Oh, it loses its leaves with you? Not had any sign of that here even though we had a slight frost this winter that cut back a neighbouring malvaviscus. Must be an adaptation for more northern climes.
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece