Post by DirtyDivisions on Nov 6, 2018 19:27:24 GMT -5
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere I’m sure most of your Sarrs are not looking their best right now. They are dormant or on way there, but I’m sure you have to have some nice looking pitchers still hanging in there. Post those here! Also, all of you in the Southern Hemisphere we want to see all your Sarrs that should be in their prime now. Help us in the Northern Hemisphere peeps get through the dormant blues!!!
DirtyDivisions, we are very fortunate in the southern hemisphere with the majority of sarracenia growers being in the northern hemisphere it make our winter much more bearable. unfortunately we had a bit of wind last week and it took its toll on some of the taller pitchers and a lot of the newly developing pitchers have been folded in half so here are some pics from before the storm. S. flava cuprea x flava ornata 'Bulloch co, GA' (cc's seed) S. flava cuprea (cc's seed) S. x leah wilkerson x hcw clone f (mike wang seed) same clone as above.
I'm not far behind you. They're calling for snow and about 24° F lows this weekend here. So I'll probably be greenhousing most of my plants, at least for the next few weeks. I usually end up having to garage them mid December. This season went to quick🙁
My growing season is also coming to an early end this year. We're supposed to have our first freeze on Wednesday, 11/14. That's quite early -- our normal first freeze is December 6th. Our 10% first freeze date is 11/15, so this is a pretty early one.
My sarrs still look OK, albiet with bad indigestion:
My rosea, alata, and 'Judith Hindle' all have some newer pitchers that don't look bad, though color is lacking because it's been stupid cloudy and wet:
It looks like the last pitcher of the year will be this one on my new readii:
It's been cold recently (quite a few highs only in the 50s! -- that's like December!), so my VFTs ahve colored up great:
My outdoor sundews have been a bit beat up by the rain -- here's some baby binata and some baby capillaris:
In other news, all my Drosophyllum babies have been growing great!
I'm gonna pull them in when it freezes, along with my pygmies and probably the capillaris (as they're all just babies). Fortunately, that only means a few nights inside.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2018 11:53:37 GMT -5 by alexintx
All tucked away for the next couple weeks. Hopefully the real cold doesn't kick in for at least a couple more weeks. I just don't have time right now for all of the cleaning and prep that goes into putting these guys in the garage, plus I noticed even with the frost/ freezing temps I still have a few plants trying to put up new pitchers. They must be slow learners, or future cold tolerant breeders, depending on how you look at it.
My leucophylla 'burgundy' x leucophylla dark pink. I almost lost this one, only managed to save a little piece.
You guys are so lucky. Here my sarracenias are already in dormancy for a month now. We had the coldest October in a long long time and the coldest November EVER (77 years since they been recording weather) with -17C and we already have a foot of snow on the ground. If the planet is warming up, we're getting the opposite. So my sarracenias are in my garage for a 6 months dormancy this year. Since we barely have fall or spring now, it's 1 month spring then 5 months freaking hot summer and 3 weeks fall than 5 months freaking cold winter. It's getting worse over the years.
I don't know how my sarracenias will react to this long term. That's why I bought a small greenhouse, to start them earlier and help them in fall.
Post by boarderlib on Nov 26, 2018 11:20:59 GMT -5
I'm still working on pruning and cleaning, so if course I'm still finding a few nice pitchers here and there, like this cuprea hybrid still killing it.
This atro still had a nice looking pitcher
This 'Purple Lips' finally opened its fall pitcher. This plant has been late to the fall party both years I've grown it. This year's fall pitcher was nowhere near the size of last year's, but hopefully that's due to the fact my location is not leuco friendly, and the growth point split into 3 this year. Hopefully next year.
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