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    I have some D. binata that I started from seed about 8-9 months ago. They really want to send up flower stalks but I am confused as to whether I should let them continue or snip-snip. They are grwing under lights for now...until I can get a bog garden going.
    Any opinions...

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    I have never noticed any difference in plant vigor from letting binata flower. However, a more important consideration is whether you want volunteer seedlings all over the place. Some forms of binata are self sterile, requiring pollination from another strain; but some seem to be self-fertile and spread seed (and resulting seedlings) in the strangest places. This is not much of a problem for me because, like capensis, binata seedlings are easy to identify -- not like many of the other rosetty Drosera that look very similar.

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    I have one of the self seeding binatas - like Bob said, I get seedlings everywhere.

    I found that the young seedlings really seem to thrive in the Sarracenia pots which are nearly 100% LFS with live LFS on top.

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