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By javaliz59
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First pitcher to grow and pitch after dormancy. Hoping the lid will unfurl. Image

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By camsdad66
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It will....just in the opening stages! Always nice to see the first pitcher of the season. Looks like a S. flava or hybrid containing it??

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By javaliz59
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camsdad66 wrote:It will....just in the opening stages! Always nice to see the first pitcher of the season. Looks like a S. flava or hybrid containing it??

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Yes, S. Flava. You're right. It's exciting to see first pitcher of many (I hope).

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By SundewWolf
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Even if it doesn't unfurl - to me it seems like every open pitcher is useful for feeding, so i would pack it with fish food and insects you catch, maxsea solution if you have it, and wait for it to digest, die off, and then have a growth spurt with all the new nutrients.
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By javaliz59
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SundewWolf wrote:Even if it doesn't unfurl - to me it seems like every open pitcher is useful for feeding, so i would pack it with fish food and insects you catch, maxsea solution if you have it, and wait for it to digest, die off, and then have a growth spurt with all the new nutrients.
Yes I have highly diluted Maxsea so sprayed my Sarracenia open pitchers and fed them fish mini pellets. There are already some insects in there. So think we're off to good season. Thanks!

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By tmann51
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The bog garden I set up last spring and planted with numerous Sarracenia has not shown ANY signs of life as yet this spring. I covered everything with leaves, over 1 foot thick late last fall and uncovered the planter over a month ago and started watering, there has been nothing emerging. I live in mid state Wisconsin. It is making me crazy enough to start re-purchasing some of the plants and leaving them potted and placing in water trays outside. I don't want to believe that all of the plants were frost killed across the board. I'd appreciate any information from other northern state bog gardeners about this.
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By Shadowtski
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tmann51 wrote:The bog garden I set up last spring and planted with numerous Sarracenia has not shown ANY signs of life as yet this spring. I covered everything with leaves, over 1 foot thick late last fall and uncovered the planter over a month ago and started watering, there has been nothing emerging. I live in mid state Wisconsin. It is making me crazy enough to start re-purchasing some of the plants and leaving them potted and placing in water trays outside. I don't want to believe that all of the plants were frost killed across the board. I'd appreciate any information from other northern state bog gardeners about this.

I'm in the Milwaukee metro area.
I brought a bunch of temperate and hardier Sub-Tropical stuff outside around Easter when we had a few nice days.
Since then, the plants have been stuck in stasis, just sitting there shivering.
My Sarracenia purpurea and one Drosera rotundifolia are just now starting to show signs of life.
My other rotundifolias are still locked up inside their hibernacula.

I'm leaving them outside because Spring has to arrive here eventually..... doesn't it?
By tmann51
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Is there any way to determine if Sarracenia rootstocks are viable without seeing any new growth? I'm about ready to unearth the stuff from the bog garden, and repot into new media and see what happens but how to tell if anything is actually alive is the problem.
By steve booth
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Have a look at the roots and rhizome, just knick the rhizome with a knife and if you see white, then its probably OK, if its brown check further and see if its al brown in which case it's dead. Roots should be brown but with new white roots.
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Steve
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