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Re: Agave montana

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:33 am
by Meangreen94z
Paul S wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 12:25 am I've posted these pics before but here goes. In his book Gentry lists locations where he has seen particular agaves as well as the type location. I've been to three of these locations for funkiana, as given in the book, and this is the plant growing there. But is seems fairly widespread and I've seen it elsewhere, too.

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The plant in your picture does resemble it a bit, rather too green and too densely suckering, but mostly when people ID a plant as funkiana it isn't.
That looks like an Agave montana x gentryi hybrid

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:58 am
by Paul S
Daniel, you missed out the laughing emoji :lol:

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2023 9:31 am
by Meangreen94z
Paul S wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:58 am Daniel, you missed out the laughing emoji :lol:
:lol:
Thank you for posting your habitat photos. Repost or not it’s always appreciated. I enjoy seeing real world in comparison to the tissue cultured “selections” sold in the store.

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:48 am
by ccm2000
Three of my best Agave montana. They’ve grown very well this year due to all the rain we got last ‘summer’ here in the UK.

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Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 4:15 am
by ccm2000
Plants at the East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden in the UK.

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Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sat May 18, 2024 9:52 pm
by bigdaddyscondition
Here's a progress report on my A. montana 'Baccarat', last shown in my October 4, 2023 post above. This photo was taken today. The plant has shown little if any sign of wilting and dying over the 7 1/2 months since I sawed off the emerging inflorescence. It apparently isn't aware that it's supposed to die now. I've seen this persistence of an agave that's spiked before, in A. angustifolia marginata.


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Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun May 19, 2024 12:50 am
by Paul S
is it easy to move this into the Agave gentryi gallery? :)

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun May 19, 2024 7:45 pm
by bigdaddyscondition
Paul S wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 12:50 am is it easy to move this into the Agave gentryi gallery? :)
I'm a simple surgeon, an animal kingdom kind of guy. I tend to stay out of the plant kingdom taxonomy wars. :D

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun May 19, 2024 11:57 pm
by Paul S
I'd take a guess that, as a surgeon, your eyes work ok? :lol: Scroll up a bit - there's some lovely montana. More an identity crisis than a taxonomy issue.

But for sure a bee in my bonnet. :D

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sat May 25, 2024 2:59 pm
by ccm2000
Already putting on some good growth this year.
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Re: Agave montana

Posted: Sun May 26, 2024 3:39 pm
by bigdaddyscondition
ccm, your Montanas should do well at your latitude in the UK, I would think. It's one of the hardier species.

Re: Agave montana

Posted: Mon May 27, 2024 11:23 am
by ccm2000
Yes I’ve never had any problems with them so far. I was going to plant one out but went with other options due to space constraints. There is one more raised bed left though which I might use for my biggest montana.