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    Darlingtonia: Spring 2009

    While watering this morning, I discovered that one of my Darlingtonia plants was sending up two flower shafts this year. Strangely enough, it didn't bloom at all in 2008 (it has usually been like clockwork); instead, it rapidly sent out stolons, producing new plants, and filling the pot. Go figure . . .

    I guess that it is making up for lost time . . .


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    Nice plant(s) you've got there! I was going to move my Darlingtonia into a much bigger (36") community pot this Spring, but I just noticed my first flower coming up on it so I've put repotting aside until Fall, I guess. I want to hurry up and get to the part where it makes lots and lots of offsets.
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    Mine flowered last year and it is flowering again this year. I was able to get seed from a pollen exchange with Jimscott.

    You're welcome to try an exchange if our plants flower together in a reasonable time frame.

    The plant in question also put out a couple new plants from stolons. I was going to divide them but I'll wait since it is flowering.
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    Yeah, if the timing is right, we can give it a try. I too was going to do a bit of division before I saw those flowers forming . . .
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    Well, looking more closely it seems one of the runners is flowering too, as well as the plant in another pot.

    Neither of the plants get much in the way of color unfortunately. They may if given more than the afternoon sun they get. That's all the sun that is available for them in my outdoors area.

    Pot a - mother plant, you can see part of last year's flower stalk in the upper left

    Pot a - runner plant


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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Well, looking more closely it seems one of the runners is flowering too, as well as the plant in another pot.

    Neither of the plants get much in the way of color unfortunately. They may if given more than the afternoon sun they get. Unfortunately that's all the sun that is available for them in my outdoors area.
    Very nice. My plants usually get their reddest coloration in the summer in Northern California -- and I trimmed a number of the large older leaves away during winter to avoid pests, etc.
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    Man was I surprised when I saw a flower emerge from the plant last year! I was even surprised when Warren was able to get seeds from the union. It will be interesting to see what things look like when I get my plants back from my co-worker next week or so.

    Here's a pic of some of a baby plant:


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