Different Sarr's do have different scents. My flavas definitely have the "cat-pee" scent. It's very strong but lacking the rankness of true, fermented cat urine. I rather enjoy the flava scent. My complex- cross hybrid Sarr's tend to have reddish flowers and a light Rose scent which is very pleasant.
Also people's sense of smell varies due to training, genetics, prior recent smells plus temperature and humidity
Something about the shape reminds me of the flowers/fairies(?) from Fantasia. Do you just turn the lights off in the room and put a spotlight on it to take these pictures? I'd love to be able to take such nice pics.
Post by partisangardener on Feb 24, 2017 4:19:39 GMT -5
I have two seedlings from the same mother (a supposed true flava selfed, looks like it too, no other Sarracenia flowered this year). The mother does not smell pleasant, but the two seedlings which don’t look like a pure species (maybe alata introgressed)smell very good. Several people agreed to this.
They look quite similar but one got a distinct note of ripe Mango and its sister smells more like lemon lacks the Mango. The mother flowers yellow, the kids one yellow with a light orange hue
the mango type a orange red.
So the mother is certainly not a pure flava. All of the seedlings dont look like a S.flava, though some tend more to it. Only the two mentioned had flowered up to now.
Post by partisangardener on Feb 24, 2017 15:33:41 GMT -5
These are from the same seed batch. For photos from the mother we would have to wait for the summer, it is not in my possession but it grows across the street from my studio. It does not look that good now . But I could provide a picture from an old leaf next week. The flowers smelled rank a foxtone or light catpee comes quite near.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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