This winter was really odd. It was super mild, which is unusual considering the roller coaster we normally have. We weren’t that much warmer than average, but we only had 5 or 6 nights below freezing, of which two happened in mid-November and two happened in early March (our first/last freezes are usually late November and late February, respectively). The coldest night of the year was only 28°, in early March after stuff began to leaf out. Every other freeze was over 30° at my house. Considering we normally get ~15 freezes with the coldest night in the low 20s, that’s bizarre. We didn’t have too many warm days either. There was lots of cloud cover.
My plants are happily walking up and beginning to bloom. I’ve got at least 6 pots pushing blooms right now, probably with more to follow. Fortunately, because they’re on the north side of the house, they tend to come out of dormancy a bit later than they might otherwise, so I only had to bring in the S. alata to keep the bloom being killed off by the late freeze.
S. alata — from east TX:
S. ‘Judith Hindle’ x minor:
S. x catesbaei:
S. x readii:
S. ‘Dixie Lace’:
S. NOID 1 — probably a rubra or rubra hybrid:
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2019 13:08:14 GMT -5 by alexintx
daniella3d thanks, i like that particular clone as well a super cool cross by Mike Wang that has a lot of good siblings too, but i dont see any one else with them?
I have not seen them posted or I would have bought some for sure. I bought some seeds from Sprouce, but they are just 2 months old for now. Next year I will definitely try to grab more seeds. I now have over 200 seedlings growing but not the same as yours. I am looking forward for HCW X camisole, and Saurus x Adrian Slack. Seedlings are really fun to grow and they grow fast.
Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I've posted anything on the forum. All has been well, I just got busy with life in general. Anyway, here are a few photos of what I have going on with some of my plants.
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