The experiments

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The experiments


The development of the Botanical Park in numbers as of 01-05-2019

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The cumulative introduction figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cultivar Introductions Cumulatif 6 6 45 75 111 193 271 739 813 861 861 865 877 903 910
Botanic Introductions Cumulatif 39 39 42 50 58 76 126 775 828 879 883 1319 2166 4377 4761
Taxon Introductions Cumulatif 45 45 87 125 169 269 397 1514 1641 1740 1744 2184 3043 5280 5671
Seeds Introductions Cumulatif 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 858 942 2279 4429 5088 6713


The hybrids.
In the beginning we mainly bought hybrids. Slowly, as our knowledge increased and the plans for the botanical garden assumed further shape, we turned our attention to purchasing botanical taxa (see above).

The Seeds.
Because we work with rare species and taxa which grows far away is it not always possible to purchase the plants we are seeking. Because of this we have spent a great deal of time to find, not only  nurseries, but also seed suppliers. This search is now paying off and over the last 2 years, we have been able to buy a large amount of seeds. Some of these are already with our partners to germinate and part of them will be planted in the autumn.

Obtention of plants and seeds.

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The yearly obtention figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cultivar Annual 6 0 39 34 36 82 101 486 110 71 6 6 24 39 10
Botanic Annual 39 0 5 9 10 21 65 680 93 94 16 502 1085 2943 705
Taxon Annual 45 0 44 43 46 103 166 1166 203 165 22 508 1109 2982 715
Seed Annual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 831 88 1477 2827 1603 2811

Obtentions of the plants and the deaths

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Yearly obtentions of the plants and the deaths in figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cultivar Units Yearly 249 0 71 84 70 3084 12871 12827 3895 691 142 24 137 206 47
Botanic Units Yearly 828 0 26 8268 2878 884 2351 4774 2267 1441 308 3989 9295 20852 4095
Taxon Units Yearly 1077 0 97 8352 2948 3968 15222 17601 6162 2132 450 4013 9432 21058 4142
Taxon Units Death Yearly 176 0 40 918 87 523 654 5139 1992 1159 220 1301 2538 1502 41

The pre-selection.
We have listed a wide range of plants of more than 58,000 taxa (seeds and young plants)  which have been listed in a database to identify the botanical taxa whose presence is found in the Mediterranean climate zones and which can be obtained.
We have defined areas with specific spheres unique to each Mediterranean region. The procedure induces the acquisition of young plants and/or seeds which are placed in culture according to the need of each type of plant (in nurseries or directly in our experimental gardens). We conduct tests and acclimatization phases to complete the process by the final planting.

Future.
We still have to test about 10,000 botanical taxa integrated into our data base and drawn in the design of the future botanical park. These amounts may change because of our future trips…
The table below provides a non-exhaustive list of botanical taxa (seeds and cuttings) that we can currently acquire to test.

California South Africa Australia Chile Mediterranean (New Zeeland) (Asie) Total
1,826 4,643 3,087 1,396 4,373 183 303 15,811