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I want to see your tallest pitcher!!

lil hokie

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Mirror mirror on the wall,
who has the tallest pitcher of them all!


Hello everyone!
I am a fan of very tall pitchers so let me see your tallest Sarracenia pitchers!




Here is my tallest at the moment!

S. alata
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Ignore the picture quality! It is hard to hover over other plants, hold a tape measures, and try to take a picture when you cannot see because the sun is trying to burn your eyeballs out. (Aka I am full of excuses.) Also ignore any thrips you see.

Share! Share! Share!!
 

dionae

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I'll check Graham. The label is in there somewhere amongst the pitchers but I do believe it was sent to me as wherryii. I knew it wasnt a rubra rubra.

S rubra wherryi 'red tube copper lid' from citronella bog is what I received it as.
 
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Interesting, it looks more like S. alata to me, what with color and the shape of the hood (most rubras I've seen have elongate rather than wide lids).
 

dionae

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I really cant argue its validity as rubras are my least studied sarracenia and probably least favorite. Could be a hybrid, could be something besides what its labeled. If you showed me a pic with all the varieties of rubra i'm sure I couldnt tell you which was which:). Flavas and purps I might be able to but not rubras.

Back on subject...I have 2 yr old sarrs that are 2 ft tall. Theyre also growing in 3 gallon pots so that could possibly be making the difference.
 

Brie

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I'll check Graham. The label is in there somewhere amongst the pitchers but I do believe it was sent to me as wherryii. I knew it wasnt a rubra rubra.

S rubra wherryi 'red tube copper lid' from citronella bog is what I received it as.

I have that same rubra, its from Bugweed's collection... Weird though cuz mine has always stayed really small. Probably just because rubras(along with minors and luecos) hate it up here. They really dont like the cold.
 

lil hokie

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I really cant argue its validity as rubras are my least studied sarracenia and probably least favorite. Could be a hybrid, could be something besides what its labeled. If you showed me a pic with all the varieties of rubra i'm sure I couldnt tell you which was which:). Flavas and purps I might be able to but not rubras.

Back on subject...I have 2 yr old sarrs that are 2 ft tall. Theyre also growing in 3 gallon pots so that could possibly be making the difference.

Post pictures of those too!
 

dionae

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I have that same rubra, its from Bugweed's collection... Weird though cuz mine has always stayed really small. Probably just because rubras(along with minors and luecos) hate it up here. They really dont like the cold.
I have it in a mini pond liner with a drain hole halfway up the side. Its probably 3 ft deep. Lots of root room and a big reservoir is probably helping it out a lot. I'm really blown away at its size this year because last year it was about the same size as the other rubras.

Post pics in a lil Heather.
 
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Wow!!! I'd love to have some pitchers half as tall as I am. Maybe next year. Tomorrow I can get a shot of my largest pitcher, my flava. I haven't put a yardstick up to it. I'm curious to see just how tall it is.
 
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