I want one of these so bad right now. I'm a sucker for weird and wonderful flowers along with the carnivores, and this would go so great in the minibog I'm working on.... The shape is so unique, especially for a lily. And the colors are stunning.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Post by meizzwang on Sept 14, 2015 17:44:25 GMT -5
The only ones I have are from Baldwin Co, AL, so they're all true to this location.
dhaas in the wild during the recent polar vortex, it got down to 5F in the wild! These plants are exposed to extreme freezing during the winter (sometimes) but being established in the ground is a game changer, and allows them to go below what you can do when they're in pots. If you have them potted, they're about as hardy as Sarracenia. I would consider protecting them if you go below 25F. You can cover them with remay or black plastic, or some cover them with a layer of pine needles and then allow snow to cover them (which acts as insulation). In any case, I wouldn't recommend exposing them to extreme temperatures outdoors unless they're in a bog.
Post by meizzwang on Sept 15, 2015 15:12:17 GMT -5
What a show these put on! This is probably the last set of the photos for this year. The late bloomers have very intense colors and some outstanding shapes/detailed spots. This is the same batch of Lilium catesbaei from Baldwin Co, AL, photos taken 9/13/15:
Lots have bloomed out, and only a few more buds left to open:
Kinda blurry, but gives you an idea of what's crackin:
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2015 15:16:38 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Here's the next batch of L. catesbaei bulbs. Despite their small size, these are pretty much all blooming sized, they don't need to be all that large to bloom. I had a tiny bulb bloom this year too, and it produced a pretty small flower.
Anyhow, here's some pix. These bulbs will lose all their leaves once fully dormant. I believe the cold dormancy period is necessary for the bulbs to bloom, but interestingly enough, seeds require no stratification or cold period to germinate. Photos taken 11/18/15, even when these aren't in bloom, the plants still look exotic and fascinating:
At this time, I have small, very healthy plants, $12 each or 3 for $25. End of this fall, I'll have lots of large bulbs available, $15 each or 2 for $25. Bulbs currently available are probably 1-1.5cm in diameter, super healthy with extensive roots. You will receive the best, most vigorous individuals from this genetically diverse batch.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2016 13:28:11 GMT -5 by meizzwang
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5