My big bog. I don't know the exact dimensions...maybe 5 1/2-6 ft by 4-ish foot. Its only about 12-18 inches deep. Still a work in progress. There are leucos, flavas, purps, vft, dews, utrics, mooreis, cats, elephant ears, cannas and some nice hybrids. Just need to finish collecting boulders from my yard and cement them in place and plant a few more vft and im considering some black and red calla lilies. Should look nice next year once she fills in.
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Wow yosemite that last one is really nuts! Is that an irradiated flava cuprea or what?
Here are a few pics from my grow light set up. These babies are like 4" under T5s and they are pretty much showing mature colors already! All these germinated this spring. Flava ornata x flava ornata f47MK - looking like a mix of ornatas and nice dark red tube type plants: flava cuprea x flava rubricorpora but looking like atro seedlings (on the right are some cuprea seedlings) On the left is x catesbaei F2, which should be interesting. On the right is minor okeefenokeensis - these are growing super fast and they already look like full-on minors, just miniature!!
You should try spraying an insecticide such as Avid or Conserve SC to clear up whatever problem is occurring... could be a mite invasion or chilli thrips.
Thanks...I haven't seen any tiny critters attacking but this happens every fall to a few pitchers,never very many.Perhaps some insect needs all summer to breed enough numbers to twist a few up and then the winter freezes them back down to harmless again.Or my horrible climate breeds mutants or a combination of both.It does make for some interesting looking leaves though.
I kind of thought the same thing. Looks like thrip damage but I wasnt sure.
It could be but I don't find any tiny critters and it only seems to happen to few every fall.If it's an infestation the little buggers need to either show up when I look for them or move on to tastier plants.Perhaps when I do my dividing this winter I can take 2 identical plants from one with mutant pitchers,treat one for mites and leave the other alone and see if fall 2015 provides some results.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
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sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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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
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sarrseens: How about $50
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