Sarracenia ‘Saurus’

Sarracenia ‘Saurus’

The mighty and monstrous Sarracenia ‘Saurus’ – adjusting quite well to the PNW. Cross by Phil Faulisi. For more info, see the official cultivar description here.

9 responses to “Sarracenia ‘Saurus’

  1. The photos on the cultivar description look a bit color-edited, the hand has red/purple skin…
    Does Saurus really get that dark peristome?

    • Hi Yuri! The cultivar photo does seem that the contrast is a little off as it was taken in bright direct sunlight. I think it was a mobile photo that was used as well and Calen’s hand is a little red because it’s in the shade of the purple pitchers of Saurus. As Trey mentioned below, it almost goes black! It is still somewhat early in the season for me – my first Sarracenia flower was in June. 🙂 Give it some time and I’ll post another photo later in the season when it is dark.

  2. The color gets much darker than the pics on the cultivar description. Almost the entire pitchers on mine get black including the lip. It’s one of the darkest Sarr I have.

  3. Is it true this sold for$1000 on eBay? That is bit crazy but I understand it’s difficult to cross breed sarracenias.

    • It is extremely easy to cross breed Sarracenia. Top sale for my Saurus was $1,425

    • There were multiple divisions of ‘Saurus’ sold for over $1000. Also it isn’t difficult at all to breed Sarracenia but it does take a lot of time to grow from seed to full maturity. Also, you need to know the plants your breeding with and what traits they like to pass on to their progeny. This knowledge will help you produce offspring with the characteristics you are looking for in your carefully planned crosses.

  4. Gorgeous!! I love pitchers. I used to have several native ones that I grew outside and sadly died overwinter. Now I just have one indoors. I am glad to find your blog, as I would love to pick up some tips on how to grow them better!

    • Thank you so much! Sorry that your other native ones died in the winter. Where abouts are you located? The plants I have were able to overwinter fine after moving from California, then they got buried in snow – they still came back and only a very small number died on me this year. Hope it will be better next year! Glad to also hear that you have one indoors and hope that does well for you! 🙂

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