Thursday, October 15, 2015

The first Sarracenia flowers open for 2015!

Sarracenia bog gardens coming into flower

The Sarracenia bogs burst into life while we were away on holidays! This season will see a bumper number of flowers.

Sarracenia flava flower

14 October marks the date of the first fully open Sarracenia flower in the bog gardens. It was of course a Sarracenia flava, this year the David Martin var. flava clone called F1. It produces robust pitchers.

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora

The first pitcher open looks set to be S. flava var. rubrocorpora, a robust clone from Phil Reytter. The traps look like they will be around 50 cm tall, give or take.

A profusion of unopened Sarracenia flowers

In another few weeks, the bog gardens should be ablaze with dozens of flowers all open at once. I will post more photos soon.