Re: Insecticides, S. rubra complex

Date: Fri Feb 12 1999 - 07:16:15 PST

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 10:16:15 EST
Message-Id: <aabcdefg422$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Insecticides, S. rubra complex

<< I have read that it can take a few years once one repots a
 specimen for it to send out the proper Autumn pitchers, at the original
 size. Is this what other S. rubra growers have experienced? >>

The S. rubra species I have the most of is S. rubra rubra and S. rubra ssp.
jonesii, and both of these will produce nice autumn pitchers the first year
after a rhizome division provided you don't break them up too small. I always
do my division and repotting in the very early spring just before they come
out of dormancy. I live in the Pacific Northwest in the US which is a cool
rainy climate with warm mild summers and mild wet winters.

Everyone seems to have their favorite insecticides for CP pests, but I've had
great luck with Orthene. I've also used insecticides based on pyrethrins and
permethrin with no ill effects to plants. Just avoid spraying in the heat of
the day.


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