Anyone else wintering some rotundifolia in an ourdoor bog? I got some plants last year and they did well all season. They flowered early on then in the fall they formed hibernaculae so I hope they'll come through the winter fine. The cold sure came down hard and fast though, didn't it?
where were your plants sourced from? if they had even 2 months to get into sync with the seasons around here and have formed hibernaculae, there is a very good bet they will be good. It's a tough little plant! Sib
I got them from www.grow-wild.com/ Grow Wild Native plants. They are located in Pickering and/or Bobcaygeon. I was supposed to get some intermedia too but he couldn't tell as they were in hibernacula when he shipped them and as it turns out, all I got were rotundifolia which is OK. I like them.
They have S. purpurea too. They are looking for a source of native pings and/or utrics but no luck yet I guess.
It's odd, mine turned into 2 separate plants this spring, but for 2 years straight has not made ANY flowers for me... I have seeds on the way, but still, I can't imagine why an otherwise THRIVING plant would not flower... tho I think it has something to do with how the sun moves through the season; my plants get a tad less "period" of strong light in the late summer/early fall, tenfding to get mostly morning and evening sun directly, but I have plans to monkey with my setup a LOT next year. Glad to hear yer plants made it through, Harry
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Healthy plants sometimes flower less. Given them some stress and they may flower. Dry them out a bit or something? Mine don't get great light actually but I wanted them in a place which was a bit wind sheltered for winter so that's where they are. In fact as soon as they are covered with snow there is no wind to worry about anyhow.
The chicken wire seemed to keep them safe this year. The first year I had to keep replanting them as animals raided the moss for use as nesting material and just to dig.
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