Rock Plant ID'd by Fleur Pavlidis as Lithodora zahnii

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KatG

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Rock Plant ID'd by Fleur Pavlidis as Lithodora zahnii
« on: December 03, 2016, 07:01:13 PM »
Can somebody please remind me what this is?  It is growing on a rock face, at about 300 metres above sea level and has lovely pink/blue/mauve flowers. There is a white version too which I have seen growing much lower down. It usually flowers in January/February, but is early this year.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 08:48:35 AM by Alisdair »
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Rock Plant
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 07:14:51 PM »
It's Lithodora zahnii, endemic to your area. I know because I clipped off a cutting a few years ago and now have it doing well in the garden.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 10:47:14 AM by Alisdair »
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KatG

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Re: Rock Plant
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 07:42:42 PM »
Thanks Fleur. I managed to extract a small rooted piece and will see how it goes. Is yours in a pot or in the ground?
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Rock Plant
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 01:15:04 PM »
In the ground with a little irrigation in the summer. I've taken photos of it but I can't find one so instead here is one taken by Barbara Diamantides during an MGS trip to the Peloponnese in 2008
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Alisdair

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Re: Rock Plant ID'd by Fleur Pavlidis as Lithodora zahnii
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 08:52:25 AM »
It's worth noting that elsewhere on this forum there's quite a long thread about this interesting shrub, which you can see by clicking here.
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KatG

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Re: Rock Plant ID'd by Fleur Pavlidis as Lithodora zahnii
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 02:48:15 PM »
Thanks Alisdair
Katerina Georgi. Interior designer and Garden designer. Has lived, worked and gardened in the southern Peloponnese for the last 26 years. MGS member and head of MGS Peloponnese Branch.