We noticed a few posts about Sarracenia dormancy, and what they should look like while dormant. *
The below pictures show the dramatic contrast between a healthy Sarracenia in dormancy and early summer pitchers. *The photo on the left was taken in early February, just before they will begin to come out of dormancy. *The photo on the right was taken in May. *It's our beautiful S. moorei#2 (nat hyb of flava x leucophylla). *
Not all dormant Sarracenia display the phyllodia like in the pic above. *This is a trait of S. flava and S. leuco. *Notice the red growth tips down by the rhizome. *You can see they're getting ready to put on a show. *They look just awful right now. *For all the North American growers, all of your Sarrs should still be resting, excluding the oddball early flowers that leave us scratching our heads (we only have 2 just starting to show buds forming, but hundreds more are still sleeping). * *
We'll post more pics of other Sarrs resting. *As they begin the spring season, we'll update this thread to show them springing to life.
Trent and Michelle