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    dang! im not that far NE of you near Pedernales Falls SP and mine are coming along soooo slow this year, im sure it has many factors including the move out here and the chickens, but I have yet to see an open pitcher, or atleast the first few pitchers were eaten by the chickens. Nice looking plants though, I hope mine come along quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    Nice plants! I know some people might say it is too crowded, but I don't think Sarracenia mind. Mine are further along than yours. Almost all flowers are open and I even have 4-5 species with open pitchers. My Sarracenia flava is going nuts and already put out a 14 inch pitcher, with the newer growth already at 16 inches and still climbing.

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    wow..you guys are WAY ahead of me!

    my plants have been outside a few weeks now..and virtually nothng is happening yet.
    even with the unusual warmth over the last week..
    (although they did spend almost week in the garage, 2 weeks ago..because it was too cold out.)

    so its a fairly normal, cold spring around here..
    all the Daffodils just opened up a few days ago!
    leaves on the trees are two or three weeks away still..
    especially since its cooling back down now..
    oh well..they will get there!
    no hurry..

    Scot

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    That is strange. Not too far away.

    Phil


    Quote Originally Posted by billylh View Post
    dang! im not that far NE of you near Pedernales Falls SP and mine are coming along soooo slow this year, im sure it has many factors including the move out here and the chickens, but I have yet to see an open pitcher, or atleast the first few pitchers were eaten by the chickens. Nice looking plants though, I hope mine come along quickly.

    ~billy

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    i can cheat. it is warmer here than most places:





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    No fair Mach! Those are wonderful, it'll be June/ July here before I see anything like that : /

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    Quote Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z View Post
    No fair Mach! Those are wonderful, it'll be June/ July here before I see anything like that : /

    indeed. I can cheat and then some. Even though it is cool it really isn't cold. cool enough that i moved some seedlings inside to warm them up and get them jump started. The first pic is a hybrid that has given me flowers 2X a year. Fall and spring. It doesn't really even loose all its pitchers. It does go dormant though, but hangs onto pitchers. Looks like flava X purpurea and maybe some of the purpurea heritage helps it hang onto pitchers to the bitter end. it does help though. Keeps on chugging along keeps on doing photosynthesis. Rhizomes keep on getting bigger. Very robust hybrid. The others are all pushing new leaves form feb-march. wonder if purpurea X oreo hybrid would hold leaves...... Long term people in Hawaii are impatient and don't like things that go dormant. Long term will be to make hybrids better suited to our climate and less likely to go dormant down to phyllodia.....

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    Chris, mine are about as far along as those in your first picture, except my flowers are all almost completely open; couple more days. I have some tall pitchers but none are open yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    My take is that the plants like a more humid environment than we can provide them here in the west coast. They have become naturalized and do fantastically well (from what I hear) in coastal marshland here in northern California. I've not seen them myself, but if you take Peter's nursery for example, the plants growing indoors which are kept cooler and more humid inside the greenhouse always look better than their brethren growing outside.
    A bit late, but that is quite a good point. I just read that a lot of sarrs love heat in their descriptions, and I think the nursery meant the tolerate, not prefer hotter conditions now that I've read your post. I didn't really configure my subscription settings yet and I forgot to check back on this thread.
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