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    Bouquets of Sarracenia flowers for Mother's Day.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
    Do people typically remove the flowers? I just got my sarr flowers ever this year so I don't really know what to do with them.
    you could self pollinate them just for fun if you want to try to collect seeds, like lil_stinkpot mentioned, bees are great pollinators so if you have different Sarracenias flower you could leave it up to them, or you could use the q-tip method of doing it yourself.

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    On this side of the country, bees don't know how to pollinate the flowers. Often if they don't get pollinated by hand, they don't get pollinated at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    On this side of the country, bees don't know how to pollinate the flowers. Often if they don't get pollinated by hand, they don't get pollinated at all.
    Brokken, you got an article or anything that specifically says that bees in California can't pollinate Sarracenia flowers? I just find it hard to believe that they "dont know" how. I've heard you mention this before and I would love to read about it.

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    One of my plants bloomed while I was away, and I didn't get to pollinate it. But yet, it's got something in there. Not as many seeds as I would like, but it's got something.

    I have always wondered about using Q-Tips and such. I just grab a finger-full and swipe. Like I said, it's no ISO-approved process over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billylh View Post
    Brokken, you got an article or anything that specifically says that bees in California can't pollinate Sarracenia flowers? I just find it hard to believe that they "dont know" how. I've heard you mention this before and I would love to read about it.

    ~billy
    Billy - Brokken is right on this one. I'm originally from Michigan and the bees had no trouble getting inside the flowers. I've watched the bees out here in CA and I have to admit, they are dumb. They just can't figure it out. I've seen a dozen of them try but they just can't seem to find a way under the petals. It's fun watching though.

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