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This cute little S. rosea sourced from the Wilkerson Bog came from Corey Bennet as a freebie in one of the purchases I made from him last fall. I am not typically a fan of these little tubby pitcher plants, but I do enjoy this one and the flower was absolutely gorgeous. I wish I'd have taken the photo a bit sooner because the petals are already mostly gone now.
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I'm the exact opposite haha. Purpurea and Rosea are some of my favorite Sarracenia species. That is a fantastic flower you have there!

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murrkywaters wrote:I'm the exact opposite haha. Purpurea and Rosea are some of my favorite Sarracenia species. That is a fantastic flower you have there!
Thank you! Yes, S. purpurea and rosea seem to be very popular with a lot of people! Just not my taste :lol:
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I think its because Purpurea was the only carnivorous plant in the area I grew up in. It was mind-blowing for me because I had overlooked it for years, it wasn't until I moved that I learned it was carnivorous.

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In the Chicago area it's like the only native carnivorous plant and I think it might be the only one in Illinois. They're pretty rare but I had stumbled across them before.

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Here is my big pot (16 inch / 40 cm) of rosea's in bloom from 2018, before I divided them:
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I got the original plant from Steve Crump in Charlotte, NC back in 2004. I've divided this pot 3 times over the years and gotten a huge number of divisions from it.

In the fall of 2019, I went rosea-crazy:
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(The plant in the bottom-right is a Tattnall County purp.) Rosea's aren't fond of North Carolina's colder winters (especially when they're exposed to the weather), and the pitchers tend to die off. They come back fine in late spring.

In the fall of 2020, I went purp-happy:
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(The plant in the bottom-center is a rosea division from the blooming pic). I like the tubby little pitchers, and the plants are very spunky.
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In a suckered for purps. I don't know if it is their casual look or the fact that they were the first ones I saw in the wild.
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Awesome plants, @MikeB!!

I got a couple of those beautiful little Tattnall county purpureas as freebies this summer as well. All of the short fatty Sarracenia I have in my collection have come as freebies because I'm not a big fan of them myself, as mentioned, but I think people are trying to win me over with them and it might be working :D I really love those Tattnall county purps.
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How can you not love those ruffles?
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Matt wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:58 pmI really love those Tattnall county purps.
The color and patterns on the Tattnall County plants are fantastic! I have some from 4 different growers, going to do some cross-pollination this spring in hopes of getting some vigorous seedlings.

In the S. rosea world, I'm still trying to get my hands on a Chipola Giant.
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MikeB wrote:The color and patterns on the Tattnall County plants are fantastic! I have some from 4 different growers, going to do some cross-pollination this spring in hopes of getting some vigorous seedlings.
Nice! I was planning on crossing the 2 I got as well but neither flowered this year. If you have any seeds to spare, I'd love to get some from you sometime this winter after we've moved to Missouri.
MikeB wrote:In the S. rosea world, I'm still trying to get my hands on a Chipola Giant.
I can see why!!! :o :shock:
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