Replantation: I would only remove them to the base of the rhizome if they come off easily: these are ususally older leaves from 1-2 years ago. Newer leaves produced the previous fall are typically harder to remove and I recommend just chopping them with scissors instead of removing them completely off the rhizome. In general, if they don't come off easily, just chop them, you want to minimize open wounds on the rhizome whenever possible. The whole concept is to remove as much leaf material above ground so that minimal amounts of leaf material have a chance to shade the growth points the next grow season.
Regarding when to cut those traps back all the way during the winter dormancy period, I honestly don't know when the absolute best time is to do it, it probably depends on your environment. Here in Northern California, I like to chop them to the ground as soon as all the traps turn mostly brown, which is probably January. That way, I know most of the nutrients from those traps have been "sucked out" and stored in the rhizome.
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!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
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
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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