Manfreda and Polianthes

Max Withers
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 10:11:02 PST
The story of "xMangave" as reported by San Marcos growers:…
(But note that the Yuccado website still lists it as a variety of M. variegata).

The interesting question, if Manfreda and Polianthes are "really" Agave, is how long we have to wait for a large  polycarpic rosette with flowers that smell like tuberose.

I can't help with Polianthes hardiness, but I've managed to kill a few in zone 9b/17 with insufficient summer water and/or heat.

Max Withers

> Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:58:28 -0000
> From: "John Grimshaw" <>
> ...
> Tony - the origins of 'Macha Mocha' weren't quite clear to me from your post 
> yesterday. Was the wild parent plant an obvious hybrid (i.e. F1) such that 
> 'Macha Mocha' and its unreleased sib seedling are F2?
> Did its flowering at YD in 2003 result in any seed being set?
> John Grimshaw
> Sycamore Cottage
> Colesbourne
> Nr Cheltenham
> Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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