some new photos, taken 3/9/14. These plants are just starting to break out of dormancy and push out flowers. All the traps you see are from last year's growth, and I recently manicured this population very heavily. Before pruning and dividing, you couldn't see any soil, only traps, but now they have room to breath:
These plants are prolific bloomers...even on some small side shoots, I saw flower buds:
I didn't realize just how red the "body" of the pitchers were until I started pruning them. Isn't that color fantastic with the contrasting yellow-green lids?
Snapshots of some individuals:
Look at the veins on the big pitcher to the left...wish I took a better photo:
Every single one of these plants had multiple growth points, most of which were flowering. This purpurea is the most vigorous bloomer I've ever seen, but you can't really tell since all the side shoots with flower buds were taken off:
The bright red is what makes these plants stick out:
Here's all the pitchers that were pulled to let light into the "canopy." May seem like a sacrifice, as many of these traps were still in great condition, but it was a "necessary evil" When you have such dense amounts of plants packed together, it's important to open them up again to prevent disease issues:
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Post by meizzwang on Sept 11, 2014 11:30:41 GMT -5
divisions experimentally planted directly in the ground in Alabama(cultivated, private property). These were planted last winter (2013-2014) and are thriving! Almost looks like they're in the wild, and this gives us hope that someday, we'll be able to reintroduce plants back into their native range with the help of conservationists, botanists, and the government. Disclaimer: reintroductions require a lot of scientific consideration, so unless you're a professional, please don't start planting Sarracenia back in the wild:
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2014 11:31:31 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Those are all beautiful plants! I really like the photos of them growing on the private property. Any idea of how they are doing this year at that location? Looks like I need to add one to my future want list.
Post by theplantman on Jun 19, 2015 15:05:49 GMT -5
This is a really neat-looking population. I have some S. flava from here, and hoping to germinate some purp seeds from here as well. Quite awesome that it's not only being protected but that the material is being conserved in situ elsewhere.
Also quite interested, if you hear back from your source, in how the reintroduced purps are faring.
Here's Rob's plant with amazing colors growing in his greenhouse. This plant looked no more colorful than the ones photographed above, but once Rob got it, he was able to get the fullest color potential out of it (in fact, his clone is a division from one of my greenish looking plants above!). photos taken 6/21/15:
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