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.
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5