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Thread: Sarrs won't flower...ever

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    Thanks Andrew, Yoda, and everyone else.

    No worries on not knowing the age - I'd have called it nothing short of a miracle if you knew anyway, but thought I'd give it a shot. They're really healthy plants.

    They were out since March, so I know if they were going to lower they would have by now...they'll be dormant soon and I'll see if I get flowers next year.

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    Even healthy, mature plants don't necessarily flower every year.

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    Like the others said, they look a little small to be flowering. Even a mature plant may need two or three years to get back to flowering after rhizome division, and many plants simply don't flower each year. Once it starts to branch and has many growing points you'll have a much better chance of getting flowers on any particular year.
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    (partially under a maple tree that blocks out some of the direct sunlight - that maple tree was cut down in September though so they get full sun now)
    I think this may be the #1 reason. Most Sarracenia - especially the upright ones - expect a lot of sun. About three years ago I moved my plants from a highly exposed third-story western-facing patio to a yard bordered with trees. I get more direct light hourly now than I did on the patio, but my plants definitely were happier when the light wasn't filtered, and flowered more aggressively despite being much smaller. Be patient, and consider getting one of those extending tree trimmers.
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    Besides, seedsets aren't that impressive, or reliable, unless done by hand. Getting new plants from "clumping" gives you plants that have a jump on seedlings.

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