Saw the sun today! The plants are pretty darn dormant right about now, but a few leucos are still bravely holding out against the elements. Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
beautytubes — that is quite cold! It’s supposed to be a comfortable 18°C here today (it was 21° yesterday). -6° is like the coldest nights of the year here. So far, we’ve only had 2 nights that were briefly below 0° (but that’s mostly due to the urban heat island and my nice microclimate keeping us warmer than our surroundings). Being that cold in the day is brutal! It goes to show how tough these plants are! I’m always a bit cautious and bring them inside if the night is supposed to be below 20°F (-7°C) or if there will be more than 12 hours below freezing. That happens like once a year at most here, but I also have a small collection, which makes it not that hard to do.
Have fun soaking up the warmth on your trip!
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2018 14:48:08 GMT -5 by alexintx
I wish -6°C was as cold as I had to deal with...that's a balmy night for half the year here, we've already hit -12°C a couple of times and it ain't even the heart of winter yet... Granted, I don't keep my plants outdoors year round, but there are a few people in my area who maintain bog gardens and their plants do fine so long as they're mulched right.
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Damn, I didn't realise how cold it gets in some parts of the states! Down here in Tasmania (small island under Australia) we only get down to -2° or so for a few days in winter, and no snow at all where I live. I can't say I envy you guys (although the snow does look good in pictures)!
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
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