I noticed one of my pollinated flowers was dried up and dying, while all my other pollinated flowers are still green. I collected the brown one and since the seed pod was starting to crack I took out the seed. Even though the pod wasn't as large as most of the others, I still have about 40 seeds that look normal. My questions are is it unusual for the seed to ready so early in the season and will this affect their viability? I should probably note I'm in the SF bay area so our growing season starts a lot earlier than many other places.
Should be ok Danny. I've collected pods as early as July 1st and had what seemed like 100% germination on the green seed. I did put them into immediate stratification and grew under lights. No staorage aging involved.
My sense is that Sarracenia seed is viable about 3 months after pollination - long before pods brown and split. As Phil noted green summer seed requires no stratification. I have a crackpot theory that this is an adaptation to permit seed to germinate after a summer fire desiccates but does not incinerate the seed pods - saw evidence of this at Splinter Hill Bog last year.
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