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Lee's Botanical Gardens Order

by Eric » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Saw plantman's review and thought I'd give this place a try too. :mrgreen:

I ordered:
1x U. Sandersonii
1x U. Gibba
1x S. Purpurea Venosa Chipola
1x D. Californica
1x D. Filiformis ssp. Filiformis Northern

Spent a total of $26.97 and managed to snag the last Darlingtonia. Can't wait!

Will update with photos when they arrive.
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Re: Lee's Botanical Gardens Order

by Theplantman479 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:50 pm

I am excited to see how large the D.Californica are.

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by Eric » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:58 pm

I'm looking forward to it too. :D Emailed Bruce about it and he told me it was the "Valley Type" that grows at the bottom of the mountain. Very exciting.
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Re: Lee's Botanical Gardens Order

by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:13 am

Box came today. :D Here are some notable pictures.
The Darlingtonia was huge for the price. I was expecting something seedling sized.
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Huge Darlingtonia considering the price.
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Instead of one mature Purp, I was sent 3 small ones. I really love the fat, tubby shape of these guys.
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Purps!
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Close Up
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As for the rest of the order... The D. Filiformis was still in its dormant bud, I received U. Subulata instead of Sandersonii :/, and the U. Gibba came as a two inch clump.

Can't wait to grow these out!
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by Theplantman479 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:14 pm

OMG that is crazy for $7.oo. Don't feel bad about the S.Purpureas they are not that far away from maturity.

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by jwbates26 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:38 pm

Was the subulata a mix up or was he substituting the order? I'd much rather have sandersonii. Maybe one of these days I'll get a plug of them.

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Re: Lee's Botanical Gardens Order

by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:45 pm

jwbates26 wrote:Was the subulata a mix up or was he substituting the order? I'd much rather have sandersonii. Maybe one of these days I'll get a plug of them.


I've read online reviews that his Utrics are often mislabeled. I guess I don't mind too much since I (miraculously) managed to kill the Subulata population in my sundew pot..
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by jwbates26 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:07 pm

Eric wrote:I've read online reviews that his Utrics are often mislabeled.

Thats interesting. I'd think it would be hard to confuse those two they have completely different leaves on them.

By the way nice grab on the the cobra and those purps have some nice color. I got a purp from Mike Wang that look similar in size. I got it in November(2012) if I remember right. After dormancy it easily doubled or tripled in size that spring and this year it is flowering.

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by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:22 pm

jwbates26 wrote: I got a purp from Mike Wang that look similar in size. I got it in November(2012) if I remember right. After dormancy it easily doubled or tripled in size that spring and this year it is flowering.


That's very encouraging. I don't believe I've ever had the pleasure of growing small Sarrs to flowering size before so this should be a fun experience. Now if Spring would just come already so I can put my plants outside.
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by jwbates26 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:49 pm

Here is a picture of my purp from Mike
Not a good first picture for size comparison but the little scissor under it is 3 or 4 inches long. The middle picture is during the first spring growth and the final picture is of it flowering now.
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by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 pm

It's beautiful! Did you have to do anything special to get it to grow so quickly?
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Re: Lee's Botanical Gardens Order

by jwbates26 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:12 am

Nope. Its in a very loose soil mixture. Peat LFS and perlite. I just left it outside and kept it wet.


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