Dead Horse Arum - carnivorous plants

Brian Whyer
Thu, 12 May 2011 11:18:34 PDT
> speaking of eating flies... my Sarracenia are producing their first bloom
> stalks.... I'm so excited!
With such an early warm spring here this year my Sarracenia flava flowered a month ago growing frost free, maybe a mopnth earlier than usual.

> My Pinguiculas have been blooming like crazy for months now, but since 
> those aren't geophytes, I won't even mention them.
Pinguicula grandiflora dies back in the winter to a rootless resting bud, which I reckon counts as a "bulb". It even has miniscule offsets that I propagate from, although the dust like seed produces dozens of new plants too. Flowering has just finished for me.
If only I could get some P. alpina going. Seedex seed has never worked.

I over-wintered Heliamphora nutans this year with 7C minimum. I was told it required 14C min. when I bought it and just took the chance. seems fine.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 ish

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