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    I have taken to using U livida as a ground cover in my outdoor pots of Sarracenia. It seems to retard moss and algae growth, and it holds the soil in place during heavy rains.

    I'd like to use a utric for the same purpose in pots of smaller plants, like pings and sundews.

    Any suggestions for utrics with sparser leaves and less frequent flowering than U livida? I don't want the utric to hide the main plant in the pot.
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    Well if you have no plans for any other Utrics you can go with U. subulata...

    If you prefer not to use the insidious weed the try sandersonii, parthenopipes or dichotoma.
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    sandersonii spreads fast, likes to grow on and in the top lil bit of the soil and is one that is easy to bloom and blooms in mass. its one Utric species where i think i have more plant mass on top of the soil than under it. it should spread and cover the soil surface before moss and such can establish if you start with a decent sized clump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ Feb. 09 2005,1:00)]sandersonii spreads fast, likes to grow on and in the top lil bit of the soil and is one that is easy to bloom and blooms in mass. its one Utric species where i think i have more plant mass on top of the soil than under it. it should spread and cover the soil surface before moss and such can establish if you start with a decent sized clump.
    Is sandersonii the one that looks like "angry bunnies" in bloom? (I think Peter D'Amato made some such comment in the SG...)
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    lol yes and its a fitting description. anyone who is interested in Utrics usually has one. i would send yah a chunk but im already taking several pieces out of it this week. if yah dont run across one ill probably have extra in about a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ Feb. 09 2005,1:44)]lol yes and its a fitting description. anyone who is interested in Utrics usually has one. i would send yah a chunk but im already taking several pieces out of it this week. if yah dont run across one ill probably have extra in about a month.
    Isn't there a variant of it with deep blue flowers, or is my memory making stuff up?
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    yes there is a blue variety, as to deep blue, im not sure but can tell yah in a few days as mine is about to bloom. the blue variety doesnt send up as many flowers or flower as often though
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    Where could I get a chunk of any terrestrial utric besides subulata. I would like a chunk of sandersonii. I have 12 or so different species but they came mislabeled and I have to re identify them. I will try to tonight. I owuld like an easy species. Besides livida color varient (white) I have a ince or two plug of that. A rapid grower would be nice and not subulata I have that. Something that will bloom constantly or en masse.

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