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Thread: Purpurea ssp. venosa

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    I've been growing Sarras for five years and haven't encountered this...

    My purp's flower bud grew maybe about a half inch and then stopped and began producing pitchers. It's in a greenhouse and gets loads of light and is grown in LFS. The conditions have not changed. Otherwise, this plant (and all others) seem healthy.
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    I've had this w/ recently transplanted Sarrs or plants that are not healthy in some way. Is the plant potbound or...?
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    Ron, my sarrs are not potbound or repotted. I have had about 6 flower aborts on several plants. My heterophylla jonesii was sending up a scape, and it stopped dead at 1". Been three weeks, and no movement of any kind. Why they abort is probably a survival move for whatever reason on the part of the plant. Purely speculation, but an interesting item for study.
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    An interesting item for study indeed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Bugweed @ April 11 2005,10:46)]Why they abort is probably a survival move for whatever reason on the part of the plant. Purely speculation, but an interesting item for study.
    I agree. I've also had this happen when a plant sends up 2 flower stalks. One of them just sits there for the season after growing only 1". The other grows and flowers normally.

    It's almost like the plant says Oops - I've changed my mind...

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    I had this happen on a S. leucophylla 'Tarnok' this year. I was so bummed... it would have been my first.

    darn plant was just playing "Psyche!" with me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Wow, I didn't even realize the controversy that my post would stir up!
    I think the plant has the right to choose to abort its flower... geez.
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    A period of cold weather can make the plant think "Oops, better not!" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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