RE: Sarracenia alata

From: Tom Massey (
Date: Tue Mar 23 1999 - 09:09:27 PST

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:09:27 -0500
From: Tom Massey <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg910$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Sarracenia alata


I have several alata's that fit this description very well. Mine too tend
to produce leaves slowly throughout the winter months. They have less
dormancy than even the southern S. minor's. The only bad thing about the
tall pitchers is the fact that they tend to droop a little when they fill
up with rainwater and prey.

Tom in Fl.

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I was out doing lots of divisions on my plants this week and a question
to mind about a clone of S. alata I've had for many years.

This plant is quite different from others in it has very straight and
tubes, has an unusually stiff leaf, and is exceptionally tall (36"), often
towering above the flava's and other plants. It also forms very large
rhizomes, tends not to die back during the winter. The flowers are the
pale color.

Anyone have plants like this one, or have any insights to it's origins?

Jeff Dallas
Portland, OR

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