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    Josh-

    That S. minor is a very large plant. But what I noticed was that each growth point sent out anywhere from 3 to 5 flowers each. I had never really noticed this before and had no idea they could do this. But certain species and/or hybrids can.

    It is a pleasure seeing so many plants in flower in large collections like Bugs and myself. But it's also reeeeeeeeeally messy! At least it is in my experience, LOL! I actually don't let my plants flower completely. What I mean is if I am not planning to do any crossings I remove 2/3rds of the buds from each plant and just enjoy a few. My collection is huge, yes but not like Botanique. They're the undisputed Sarracenia champs.

    I grow my collection in 2 locations, Northern and Southern California. My nursery in so Cal has instructions to remove all the flowers on the plants after 2 weeks because I maintain all breeding rights here in nor Cal. Believe me it's a lot of work. Especially when you have thousands of other cp to deal with. It's obviously worth it to me otherwise I wouldn't be doing it. And Sarracenia make SUPERB cut flowers; the flowers, not the pitchers. Deep red leucophylla with crisp white calla lily...ahhhhh...spring!

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    Follow this link to see pics of my plants. Yes....I actually posted pics. Sorry...no flowers in these pics.

    http://community.webtv.net/Philcula/SARRACENIAPICS

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (philcula @ Mar. 21 2006,9:35)]
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    Quote[/b] (vft guy in SJ @ Mar. 21 2006,12:49)]Whats the most flowers on a single plant? I have a S. oreophilla that has 15 buds on it. I never thought any Sar would make that many flowers at once.
    Steve- My largest minor had 67 flowers on it last year.
    HOLY SMOKES!!! Well I knew that you would undoubtedly blow me away but 67 flowers??!! Thats amazing... I cant wait to come see those.

    Cheers
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    PS. I have 60 buds total now
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    Those were fantastic Phil. Thanks for sharing, loved the color contrast of reds and greens!
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    Now THAT was beautiful!!!! Thank you, Phil. Lots!
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    Thanks for the kudos guys.

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    Thanks alot for a glimps of your plants. I know you said its messy, but why cut the flowers? I guess if your wanting to keep things neet and tiddy the dead flowers is not the way to go with it. I can see having cut flowers though. Those would be nice too. When you say breeding rights your just saying you only breed with the plants in your norther nursery? Thats very interesting. Makes me wish I was in Cali now so I had a few Sarr nurserys to visit. Being in GA I don't know of any. There are two orchid nurseries, but they both are about a hour and a half away. Seems like these guys are something else I need to grow when I start my nursery. Oneday. Oneday. Nursing school first. Thanks again! The photos were great and jaw dropping. drooling for more.
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    OK all! This morning: 303 buds!!

    And I thought I would be lucky to get 150. WOW!!!
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