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I have a pot of S. Flava that I bought from you a couple of years ago. I noticed that it is putting up new flower stalks. Since it is November, the plant must be confused.

Should I cut the stalks off or just let the flowers grow?

Bill

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Hi Bill,

Sarracenia putting up flower stalks in the fall isn't that unusual.  They will usually produce a shorter flower that usually doesn't have a chance to set seed should it actually get pollinated.  Our summer and fall was so warm it not uncommon to see this.  I had a big S. rosea that did the same thing.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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