Hello, I thought I read somewhere on my searches here that there was 60 some packets of Sarracenia catesbaei (S. flava × S. purpurea) at the ICPS bank, that was the excuse I was looking for and was the nudge I needed to join. Went to the bank, none to be found. Now I slapped my forehead wondering where I saw that info and needless to say now I cannot find that post. It was probably an old post from years ago and I didn't look that close at it.
In hindsight I imagine this is the worst time of the year to be looking for seed, 6 months late and another 6 month wait !
Oh well, now I'm a fellow member looking for some catesbaei seed, does this ever come up at the bank ? Or should I just buy plants ?
Are you a seed donor? There are more species in the donors list than in the non donors list, all you have to do is donate seed to the seed bank to get more varieties such as catesbaei
Maybe that's why I saw it posted somewhere and now I cannot find it, I'm not a seed donor as I'm just getting back into the hobby after a 10 year leave. Sounds like I will have to buy plants, I want to start a bog garden in the spring and seeds sound more economical plus more fun. I know I will have to buy some adult plants so it looks like I have something in there this summer.
Thanks for letting me know you have to be a donor to get the good stuff, sounds like it will be a few years for me then
Might explain why I didn't see any ceph seeds either.
Hello, I thought I read somewhere on my searches here that there was 60 some packets of Sarracenia catesbaei (S. flava × S. purpurea) at the ICPS bank, that was the excuse I was looking for and was the nudge I needed to join.
I don't encourage donations of Sarracenia hybrids to the Seed Bank and tend to list them simply as hybrids. The listing for Sarracenia hybrid probably is a S. x catesbaei or at least the seed parent is. The Complex Hybrids packets on the Seed Bank should yield some interesting plants. It is a mix of hybrids.
Now is a good time to expand or start a Sarracenia collection because many growers are dividing their plants and getting rid of the excess. You might check with some well known vendors for great deals.