A full sized Dana's Delight. S. Dana D is one plant that could go through the winter without browning a trap. Yearly! I cleaned up all of my plants for the winter but left Dana D intact.
When you can get a Daina's Delight to look that good they are a sight to behold. They really seem to need to be older with a large crown, and a good long, hot growing season. Our cool weather came on abruptly this September so those and many of our leucos never got to their potential.
jdallas wrote: When you can get a Daina's Delight to look that good they are a sight to behold. They really seem to need to be older with a large crown, and a good long, hot growing season. Our cool weather came on abruptly this September so those and many of our leucos never got to their potential.
Yes that's right Mr. Dallas, just to add to your comment those traps popped up starting in August through October. Zone 10. It was in the 100 degree F in Sept, and 95 to 100 in October so the plant definitely reacted to the hot weather. The now December frequent rains and cold is a good sign for a longer dormant periods usually means a nicer more luscious up-coming season. This plant "eats" really good in spring and summer, so the plant shown in the photo is just resultant factor of what it ate!
WOW Mike, that just an amazing collection you have, what would be cool is you shoot a photo shot next season in the same spot to compare the periods; winter & spring. I could just imagine the work it takes to clean it all up for the coming season. Just to share when I chop down old traps I lay the entire pot horizontally such that the dried tubes are just over the yard bin, then chop away. Kid you not, it is so disgusting when I cut the large tubes and a spray of funk, digested bug guts and splat-dookie sprays all over my face. I srceam F**K! and run for the spray nozzle. This happens every year. I think next time I'll just wear a full face safety shield...cause its sick, I tell you.....and stinky.
Little late but here are mine.....resting comfortably.
It's not in the pic but there is a temp controller that regulates the electric heater. Comes on at -0.1c and shuts off around 4c; I think I seen it come on like once so far. yay! propane heat is a backup.
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