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    Sarracenia oreophila . . .

    Sarracenia oreophila was, again, the first to "show" in 2010, but not every plant seemed to be on the same schedule (as the second photo illustrates). Each S. oreophila is site-specific in origin and both seem quite "hard-wired" when it came to the timing of their individual development.

    The species is unique among Sarracenia, in that the production of pitcher leaves and blooming occur almost simultaneously; this is probably due to its relatively short active growing cycle, which -- in its natural range -- ends when it experiences drought-like by mid-Summer and the eventual loss of its pitchers. Last year, I attempted to postpone that and its production of phyllodia by partially submerging the pots by July -- and was able to put it off in one plant and preserve its pitchers well into September . . .

    Sarracenia oreophila cv. "Sand Mountain" -- March 2010


    S. oreophila cv. "Heavily-Veined"

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    I wish I could get one, but they can't be shipped without permits...
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    Exo, S. oreophila can be shipped across state lines, you just can't sell them across state lines. They have to be a gift of purchased/traded for in your home state.

    Very nice plant big bella! S. oreophila is one of my favorite sarrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    Last year, I attempted to prevent its production of phyllodia by partially submerging the pots -- and was able to put it off in one and preserve pitchers until September.
    I tried this too and succeeded. However, I didn't submerge the plant. All I did was water it more than the previous year. It made pitchers all the way up to late September in addition to some phyllodia. Two pitchers even made it through winter, and it wasn't a mild winter by any means.

    Here is my plant today. You can see the pitchers that pulled through winter. I had to recently cut off their top portions as they turned brown.




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    My own oreos are actually lacking this year. They are just putting out buds and leaves. The first to pitcher for me was a total dark horse -no pun intended: S. rubra "Black" - way ahead of any others.
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    SG, try using < a href="yourlinkhere" >much shorter text here< /a >

    Take out the spaces after the < and before the >, and you got a LINK!
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    Hmm, I haven't tried this. My "Sand Mountain #2" sometimes throws up a pitcher or two in the late autumn along with a flower. It was my understanding this species like somewhat drier conditions and is more prone to rotting relative to other species if kept too wet. Especially when dormant. Who knows?

    I'd be interested in a pollen exchange with another "Sand Mountain" clone, particularly a non-#2. I self-pollinated one flower last year. I'm bored with crossing it with S. leucophylla or S. rosea which are normally the only other flowers available at the same time in my meager collection.
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