Deer have nibbled a few plants, but for the most part leave them alone. My daughter is not having the same experience. Deer have shortened most of her traps. I do notice that the short traps still contain prey.
No rain lately, so the ditch is dry. That will provide some drainage for the plants on the island.
The plants are filling in the small plot that I cleared. We are still in drought conditions. The plot gets the run off from the drainage on the edge of our property. We still have drought conditions so the run off has been meager. In a normal year the road ditch would contain standing water, algae and frogs. This year it is lucky to sustain water for three days in a row. So, all things considered the plants are doing well. Much better than the native roadside populations.
We recently had two weeks of good rain. The ditch ran and all of the plants perked up.
The county mowing machine that clears the ditches has obliterated a couple of native populations, but he spent time going around these. The mower is a trailer that splits in the middle to form a V. He had to back it in from both sides to mow the ditch and not the pitchers. Didn't see it but I could tell by the tracks in the lawn.
Hurricane Marco separated and we got the rain without the storm - weird! So, I dug some test holes after the rain and found the run off about 9 inches down. I believe that is where I can plant on the ditch margin. Can start working in peat now that it is wet and plant in January again.
The surge from Hurricane Sally flooded us with two feet of salt water. The inundation lasted about twelve hours. We're still living in a motel and working on the house. So, five weeks after the storm the pitchers are recovering. Plants in the photo background dropped all of their traps and sent up new ones that are mostly small or deformed. There are a few that look normal. The hybrids in the foreground seem to have been stimulated by the salt water. The original traps turned brown and fell off and were quickly replaced with stronger traps than I have seen on this plant.
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