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Thread: Shouldn't my purpurea be purple & other questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I know peat seems to be the preferred medium but I don't really like it. So will it be a terrible idea to continue using a blend of LFS and shredded mulch when I move it to a bigger container so long as I don't let it sit in water?
    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the results. Purps are the best candidates to try in LFS, in the wild they're very often found growing right into LFS beds. Keep us posted, I'll be curious to see!

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    If you're conscious of the possibility of rot/compaction, I think you should do fine. And if what French says holds true, it could turn out quite nicely. I've never been able to control the rot problem in my outdoor collection due to the weather around here, so I don't have a means of objective comparison between peat- and LFS-based mixes. If you have problems with this batch, you might experiment with something like coarse perlite or hydroton mixed into the bottom half of the LFS.
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    I've noticed recently some variation in the purpureas that turn up for sale at Lowes. Typically, during the growing season, we get the northern form of the plant at our NC Lowes stores. Lately, however, there seem to be some intergrade plants for sale there. It looks like French3z's plant is the southern variety, though I may be wrong. I can't tell exactly from the angle, but it seems to have the traits from the picture.

    I'm curious where the plants are coming from. If they are tissue culture, which I would think they would be, the propagator is producing several different cultures.

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    A factor that plays into the color of a S. purp is what soil it's in....apparently S. purpurea from alkaline sites seem to be more red/purple than ones growing in acidic conditions.
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    Personally, I love green Purpureas with red veins:

    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

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    I got a purpurea ssp purpurea at a nursery and it turns a really dark red. I saw some at lowes but I think they are ssp venosa or that other kind, but they were huge too! I was having a hard time believing it wasn't an upright sarracenia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Personally, I love green Purpureas with red veins:
    Thats montana isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    Thats montana isn't it?
    I think so. I just googled Sarracenia Purpurea and found that picture.
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