Sarracenia

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WimB
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Sarracenia

I'm sure there are a lot more people on your continent who grow these species:

Here in flower now:

Sarracenia flava 'Heavily veined form' x oreophila growing outside

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Some more Sarracenia (a flower and some pitchers)

Sarracenia flava 'Heavily veined form' x oreophila
Sarracenia minor
and Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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James wrote:

If you really want a challenge ... try to figure out the reason Sarracenia purpurea (which normally grows in acidic bogs) is also able to grow in extremely alkaline habitats.  Mr. Todd Boland posted a excellent picture in the following thread.

http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=392.msg3838#msg3838

James

Anyone have any ideas?

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James wrote:

James wrote:

If you really want a challenge ... try to figure out the reason Sarracenia purpurea (which normally grows in acidic bogs) is also able to grow in extremely alkaline habitats.  Mr. Todd Boland posted a excellent picture in the following thread.

http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=392.msg3838#msg3838

James

Anyone have any ideas?

I guess it depends on how alkaline the soil really is. If the Magnesium in the soil stays bound to the stone((Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4), the soil will not necessarily be alkaline!
And for some CP's it's not that important if the soil is acidic or alkaline, the most important factor is that the soil is a) wet or humid and b) poor in nutrients! So maybe S. purpurea is one of those?

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Sarracenia purpurea in a concrete drinking trough. Having no drainage holes ,moisture seeps over the sides when it rains.The growing medium is straight leaf mold / litter collected from the bush on our property .Probably needs more sun as I can't remember it ever flowering .Nice all the same.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

ShelleyJace
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So these are called Sarracenia, I have these in my garden and finally know what they are. Thanks.

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