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Late bloomer

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:37 pm
by ChefDean
Someone else posted about a late Sarr flower, and I found this hiding.
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RFN leuco x Adrian Slack. At 1.5 inches tall even.
Hopefully it puts up some proper flower stalks next year, it looks like it is kinda cute.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:29 am
by Panman
I had a Judith Hindle throw out a flower stalk last week, so I pinched it off.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:46 am
by Shadowtski
I have a VFT 'King Henry' that just started to send up an Autumn scape. It did flower at the proper time this past Spring.
I think I'll Chop & Prop when it's 2 inches tall.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:19 am
by MaxVft
Shadowtski wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:46 am I have a VFT 'King Henry' that just started to send up an Autumn scape. It did flower at the proper time this past Spring.
I think I'll Chop & Prop when it's 2 inches tall.
Do autumn flowers produce seed or are they infertile, unlike spring flowers?

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:00 am
by MikeB
I've had Sarracenia pop flowers in late summer, and they're always abnormal: the stalks are very short, and the flowers are deformed. Now when I see this, I break off the bud as soon as it clears the rhizome. Even if the flowers are fertile, the seeds wouldn't have a chance to mature before winter set in.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:12 am
by Shadowtski
MaxVft wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:19 am Do autumn flowers produce seed or are they infertile, unlike spring flowers?
I do not know.
This is the first time I've run into this, that I remember.
It looks like a fine healthy flower scape.
But I doubt it'll have time to flower and produce seeds before the first frost.
So I'll take a chance and see if I can propagate this clone from a flower scape cutting.
Those have about a 50/50 success rate for me.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:17 am
by CPhunter101
Shadowtski wrote:So I'll take a chance and see if I can propagate this clone from a flower scape cutting.
Those have about a 50/50 success rate for me.
How is this done? I've only read about sarrs being propagated via division, leaf/pitcher pullings, and TC.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:02 am
by Nepenthes0260
Very interesting! Seems like sarrs sometimes do that when they’re confused about the dropping temps in the fall :lol:. I have a green fused tooth VFT and a very confused P. lutea currently trying to bloom :lol:

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:33 pm
by Shadowtski
CPhunter101 wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:17 am
How is this done? I've only read about sarrs being propagated via division, leaf/pitcher pullings, and TC.
Cut the flower scape when it's about 2 inches tall.
Put it in peatmoss or live sphagnum moss, bag it/dome it, and wait a few months.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:08 pm
by ChefDean
CPhunter101 wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:17 am
Shadowtski wrote:So I'll take a chance and see if I can propagate this clone from a flower scape cutting.
Those have about a 50/50 success rate for me.
How is this done? I've only read about sarrs being propagated via division, leaf/pitcher pullings, and TC.
He's talking about his King Henry VFT, not a Sarr.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:50 pm
by Panman
I was wondering about that.

Re: Late bloomer

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:43 pm
by Supercazzola
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Chef, all mine that flowered this summer had very little pollen. I think they couldn’t make seed if they wanted too.
Pretty to look at, but not functional. I just kept them since I cut the ones off in the spring.
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