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Thread: Are These all The "Little Bugs?'

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    i have all of the bug series. my favorite is probably doodle bug, because of the coloration it develops in full sun. least favorite is a toss up between red bug and june bug. my red bug just doesn't get very big, it's very prolific in developing growing points, which makes sense. i believe it is a cross between two different S. rubra subsp. june bug is just boring in coloration. here's pics of all of mine, except red bug, which for some reason i've never photographed.


    Doodle Bug


    Lady Bug


    Love Bug & Lady Bug


    June Bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by philcula View Post
    Me either...except when crossed with a really good leuco. I still think the 'Bug' series is an awful mess, but good starter plants for beginners. After that..they should all be destroyed!! Mwa ha ha haaaa...blech!
    This plant will self destruct after three years of growing experience.

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    Love Bug is actually not that bad...or at least the one sarracenia grew isn't. The other ones are just sort of blah.

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    I have "Red Bug." It's a very nice little plant.

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    They were bred to be compact and weird shaped. Begs the question "why"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    They were bred to be compact and weird shaped. Begs the question "why"?
    Maybe that's where the "bug" moniker comes into play...
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    I personally love the bugs. I have a pot with them, also with catesbaei, minor, VFT, and drosera binata ditchoma giant. I also will put the June bug in when it starts producing bigger pitchers (just 1-cm long right now, coming out of dormancy) and when i get the love bug i will take pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    They were bred to be compact and weird shaped. Begs the question "why"?
    i think they were selected for unique, colorful appearances, smaller size for shipping reasons, i also think cold-hardiness was selected for as well. being in WI, I can attest that these plants don't seem to be bothered at all by WI winters. another trait i think they were going after was fast growth rates. i remember reading something somewhere about them, but my memory is a bit foggy on it.

    I could be wrong, but I think the guys that bred these had visions of creating small, colorful little pitcher plants that could be mass-produced and shipped to garden centers across the country, but for whatever reasons, it just didn't pan out.

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