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Thread: First seeds! S. alata "black tube" x S. flava rubricorpora

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    First seeds! S. alata "black tube" x S. flava rubricorpora

    This past spring I got some Sarracenia flava rubricorpora pollen to use on my S. alata "black tube", and despite some initial problems - I had to pollinate the flowers as I was in the process of moving to Mississippi and my pollen got waterlogged in the cooler - I did end up getting some seeds, maybe like 60-70? I don't have much room (or expertise) to spout seeds though, so I gave most of the seeds to the pollen source and have about 25 for myself.

    Right now they're stratifying outdoors, and I guess in a month and a half or so (is that right?) I'm going to move them where they can get some heat/sun so hopefully they'll spout.


    Pitcher plant hybrid seeds stratifying

    Should be an interesting cross if I get some plants from it!

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    I hope these do well for you. I'd really love to see this hybrid.

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    Should be some interesting plants in these. Good luck!

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    After about 6-8 weeks, then bring the pots into warmer temps. Or they'll be just fine stratifying all winter long too.
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    Cool! In about that time the weather will have warmed up a bit, so I can move them to where they'll get some sun and hopefully they'll sprout. What's a typical germination rate with Sarracenia? The majority of the seeds looked really good, there was one that was smaller and iffy-looking.

    I can't find any information on this cross, so I think it might be the first time it's been attempted (or at least documented). I found a picture of a S. alata "red tube" x S. flava "red tube" though, so my plants might look something similar to this, but hopefully darker because of the purple (instead of red) alata mother:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...avaRedTube.jpg

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    Those should look pretty nice.

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    Yeah if they look anything like the ones linked to, I'll be stoked. An awesome combination I can think of would be the dark purple of the alata combined with the yellow lip and interior of the rubricorpora, but given that I only have 25 seeds, that combination's probably unlikely to pop up!

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