So here's another group of S. minor var. minors from Charlton Co, GA. These are the "regular" ones that don't get much more than a few inches high at maturity. Aren't these just amazing?! I can tell you this much: it's been a PAIN to grow these, but now that they're established, they're moving along and growing faster and faster every day. They remained in a stunted, declining "seedling juvenile" stage for more than 5 years until now, and botrytis tried to kill them off several times. When you grow outdoors, you're at the mercy of mother nature so there's only so much you can do when the weather turns for the worst. On the bright side, now that they're producing adult traps, the threat of these fungi and all the other associated problems have gone away.
Looks like your perseverance has paid off. Nice minors.
Outdoor growing? You got that right! But, the established balance between plants and local conditions is cool to observe. A real bonus to outdoor cultivation. You then realise what lots of people that grow in greenhouses don't - Sarracenia are as tough as teak. They not only deal with climatic and other impacts but thrive, often with a vigour that can't be held back at any price. It's very pleasing. These minors - like all your collection - are a prime example.
S. minor seedlings are so fickle! My Francis Marion seedlings took months to recover from being repotted to prevent overcrowding. The newer leaves are a fraction of the size they were before hand. Nothing else does this!
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5