I suppose most peoples Sarracenias are flowering about now. But not me! Since I grow mine outside in Missouri, they take a little while to finally get into gear for the year. My tallest stalks are only around 4" so far, and many are just breaking out of the rhizome. I was planning on doing a bunch of crosses this year, since I've never attempted it before. I just don't know exactly what I'm going to cross with what! Certainly, some of the flowers are going to open at least a few weeks before the others. Anyway, here's what's going to be blooming, barring a catastrophe: flava cuprea, flava rubricorpora, rubra gulf x mitchelliana, oreophila, 'Extreme Unction', x readii, rubra, rubra gulf x moorei, minor x rubra rubra, x mitchelliana, x popei (actually have 2 coming up from this one), x catesbaei (2 very different forms), rubra alab x (psittacina x rubra alab), rubra gulf x (x catesbaei x flava), plus several unknowns.
Any tips on when the stigmas are most receptive? or what crosses could produce the best results? I do want to cross the x readii with the x popei, since they are both very striking plants in terms of color, other than that I just don't know yet. Thanks.