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Another hat tip to bluemax; gigantea attempt number two looks a fair bit more successful
B. gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The Pago Giants are living up to their name; the biggest one has a stem 1/3" thick and at least 2 feet long, if not more
B. filifolia "Pago Giant" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And I finally, FINALLY got two "Hidden Valley" to bloom simultaneously, so I can restore my seed stock of that form!
B. filifolia "Hidden Valley" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Very interesting the pale backing of the flower; Pago doesn't have quite the same look
B. filifolia "Hidden Valley" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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B. lamellata in the afternoon sun
B. lamellata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The biggest one on the right is also sending up flower buds! I hope the other one follows suit soon so that I may cross them and start making seeds
B. lamellata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr

And on the topic of seeds: I have just gotten in a bunch of new Byblis seeds (including the last species I need to grow, pilbarana!), and while I don't have the space to grow them all at once I will be starting up some brand new localities etc. that are still really rare in the US, and hopefully a good seedbank will follow!
 
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Hoping flowers aren't too far behind...
B. gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
B. gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also getting offshoots from some of the hybrids...I've removed and it looks like successfully reestablished two of them
B. lamellata x gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Need flowers again though; I need to build up another seed stock
B. lamellata x gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
B. lamellata x gigantea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And lastly, exciting but irritating: first flower from lamellata, but the 2nd plant is not yet blooming...
B. lamellata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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