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    Two weeks ago I purchased a cobra's nest hybrid. I have never experienced any pitcher plant that grows so quickly as this one. It already had eight, eight inch pitchers when I received it and has grown two more since then. The growing point still shows signs of even more on the way. Is anyone else out there having this kind of success with one of these or am I just lucky with my first try? And, there seems to be a difference of opinions on the dormancy requirements for this critter. One source claims no dormancy required (I highly doubt that considering it's purperea heritage) and others are vague at best. Any advice would be appreciated...this plant is a keeper!
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    i love cobra's nest, it's one of my favorites [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    it does require a dormancy like all sarracenia

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    Hi Flytrap59

    Welcome to the forums. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I don't have one yet but its on my list of plants to get. Its a very nice hybrid. Congrats on your success with it.

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    Hey flytrap59, welcome to the forums and congrats on your first try! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    May I ask what is a 'cobra's nest'? Not similiar to a cobra lily I suppose...

    I don't really think its 'beginner's luck' on this one, what condidtions are you growing it in?

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    its a sarracenia hybrid- there have been rumors of people breeding darlingtonia with sarracenia, but no proof.

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    Whats cobras nest? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    I got one not too long ago also. It is a great hybrid, very vigorous and turns completely red in full sun. I've seen a few people seem to think that it's a cross between darlingtonia and sarracenia...probably because of it's name. it doesn't even look anything like a darlingtonia. i think the people that created it don't even know what the heritage is. i read somewhere it was an f10 hybrid, which would mean 10 generations of selfing. if i had to guess what it has in it, i'd say purpurea and rubra, and perhaps one other upright species, such as flava. anyway, it is a fantastic hybrid and hopefully it will be more available in the near future. PFT should try to get ahold of some. as far as dormancy - all species and hybrids need the same winter rest.

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    I wondered about the dormancy requirments of this plant. The ICPS website says that it does not require it. How could this be possible? Here is a quote:

    "This cultivar earned its patented status for its unique horticultural characteristics. It grows vigorously, year around, in a compact shape, about 25 cm (10 inches) tall. This is in contrast to many wild species, which turn brown in the Fall and go dormant."

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivars/v32.html

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