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    Sarracenia Pictures from my garden

    Hi everybody,

    I'm a long term reader but not much of a poster, so thought I'd start to change that by posting some pictures from my carnivorous garden. I have been most impressed by what all of you have grown!

    Growing up, I first got a chance to see Sarracenia Purpurea ssp Purpurea in a most amazing floating bog in southern Vermont, coming up on 20 years ago now. It is accessible only by canoe and my Boy Scout troop explored it on a camping trip. It's an otherworldly place that I hope to explore again sometime (need to get a kayak first), and share with all of you. Since that time as a kid, I have been fascinated with growing CP's, but at my parents house, we only got like 1-2 hours of sun a day, and every attempt at growing plants failed miserably.

    Now that I have my own townhouse that receives plenty of sun, along with an unheated garage, I've been actively trying to grow plants for the last two years. I have purchased plants through many sources and have been quite happy with the results. I live in northern NY, zone 4, with once a winter lows in the -20 to -25 range. During the winter, the plants are in the dark garage, do not see any sun from nov-mar, but do fine, I have only lost a couple of plants out of the dozens I have. Starting in March, when we get above freezing, they go out on the south slope of my front yard, which gets sun from sunup to sundown. If the night will go to freezing, I move them quickly into the garage. This extends the growing season, and the south slope warms up so much faster than surrounding areas.

    I grow the front yard plants in bog bowls and large pots, and during the summer, they get tons of sun. During the fall, I follow my spring method, until the plants go dormant and go inside the garage.

    Here are some of my Sarr pictures, starting with the species first, then hybrids in a second reply, as some of the pics are big.

    Here is the setup of the bog bowls in the front yard:



    S. Leucophylla. Great colors, don't you think?



    S. Minor, with a very short flower! Has anybody else had extremely short flowers like this?



    I love S. Purpureas. The color difference between every one of them is amazing. Here's a redder S. Purpurea Venosa.



    And a more colored S. Purpurea Venosa, unless someone thinks this is another form than Venosa.



    Even the color in my S. Purpurea ssp Purpureas have different color variations. Here's a northern MA seed grown one I purchased.



    And its last meal of a wasp:



    Another S. Purpurea Purpurea



    And another...



    And another, with a D. Filiformis Filiformis:



    More hybrid pictures in the reply.

    Jeremy

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    Beautiful plants, I really like all the non carnivores mixed in. It gives it a more natural feel
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    Continuing on with more hybrids,

    I love collecting hybrids, the more complex or colorful, the better.

    Here's a Purpurea venosa burkeii x Flava kimber ruffles seedling. Good color!



    A more typical S. Purpurea X Flava aka S. Catesbaei



    S. X Ladies in Waiting



    S. X Dixie Lace



    S. Catesbaei X Purpurea, aka S. X melanorhoda. It produced a lot of much longer floppier pitchers early this season, resembling the Flava, while last year it had much more squatter pitchers similar to Purpureas. The newest pitchers are squattier, and resemble Purps. Anybody else seen this before?



    This is an S. Purpurea ssp Purpurea forma Heterophylla X S. Psittacina "all green". Very slow growing, but I can't wait to see this one once its fully grown.



    S. Purpurea X (S. Purpurea X S. Leucophylla). I love this hybrid! It has the shape of a S. Purpurea, but the nice coloration/areoles of the Leuc.



    Another one of my favorite hybrids, an S. Purpurea X (S. Purpurea X S. Psittacina). Interesting pitchers, similar to S. Purps, but with more color, and squared off hoods.



    And a common, but beautiful S. X Scarlet Belle



    Enjoy!

    Jeremy

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    Nice Plants! I really like your S. Purpurea X (S. Purpurea X S. Leucophylla). Your Purpurea venosa burkeii x Flava kimber ruffles is nice too. I got two a little over a week ago but they're smaller than yours.

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    Those Sarrs of yours are amazing, especially the hybrids! The S. x purpurea x (purpurea x leuco) and the S. purpurea ssp. purpurea Heterophylla x psitt 'green' seem like ineresting hybrids.
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    Nice looking plants! I love using those big round planter pots for mini-bogs.

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    Hi Jeremy

    So glad you came out of the lurker closet! See? We got to see some beautiful plants.

    They are nice! Love those colors.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you'll continue to hang out with everybody.
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    Great stuff. I'm diggin' that S. Purpurea X (S. Purpurea X S. Psittacina) too. The pitcher opening has nice character.

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