How many hours daylight do you have Bugweed?
In Jan we have light from about 7.30am until 4pm.
Sunlight hours here are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm right now. 10 hours. This is a first for me. Having plants awake before March is rare, and April is usually when it all starts.
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That's really strange, Bugweed. you're in northern Cal, right?
Photoperiod can't be the cause. We're down here in the sub-tropics and this morning at dawn I took a stroll among the benches to see hundreds of Sarrs in a deep sleep. Michelle has actually started to repot and divide...starting with the flavas and then the leucos.
I've tried reasoning with them, but my pleas fell on deaf leaves. They seem to think its time. They even convinced my s. alata, aerolated form. Sending up leaves right now. Me? i am scratching my head watching the hair fall out, and am in wonder. NEVER in my growing experience have I ever seen this, so I guess I will go with the flow and see what happens next.
45 yrs. growin\'
Kirk...I think the fact that you have them under lights is the problem. Unless you have them set to a short photo period. As some have stated here, they don't really need light during dormancy (since some people toss the rhizomes in the fridge). They needs cooler temps and less light...as they would be experiencing in their native habitat.
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oh well since Jeremiah started breaking his from dormancy i copied him they're all growing best of any season so far even when i lived in florida! theyre in a window now because the greenhouse isnt ready for them yet
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Here in Rome, the sun rise at 7:30 and goes down at 17:30. We had wind from Africa and yesterday the weather was hot (20°C). Cold temperature will return this week end. But I saw first sings of growth on a S. oreophila....... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
A have a large number of the Covington S. alata.Originally Posted by [b
They are in my large outdoor bog, and have been dormant, annd about half are sending up flowers, with no signs of new pitchers yet.
This is normal behaviour for Saracennia; it wouldn't serve much evolutionary purpose to devour the pollinators.
Leave the flowers and enjoy them.
If they're not pitchering well, perhaps you need to adjust their environment; mine were all prolific pitcherers last year, but i grow them outside in their native climate.
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No fair! I want flowers! I'm up here in the Puget Sound, Washington and no go. A few of my hardy hybrids seem to be putting out new leaves, but everything else is still asleep. My sunrise/sunset is 7:30a to 5:15p... isn't ten hours enough? Another month and it will be nearly 12! I would have expected buds by now. Oh well... guess I'll just have to wait some more.
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