Earlier this month, I attended my first ever BACPS Show & Sale, and what a fun time it was! The sales area was packed, and some vendors were pretty low on inventory by the time I arrived.
Phil Faulisi, the Sarracenia breeder who created “Saurus”, and sold it for over $1,000, had a mostly bare table when I walked up, and was marking his remainders at half off. One S. minor hybrid had a sticker that read “FREE”. I asked if it was REALLY free, and Phil said yep! I scooped that one up fast! It’s not one of his creations, but a large and beautiful plant nontheless! I’m happy to accept a master’s breadcrumbs!
Check out the veins and those spots on this beauty!
I also got this adorable Sarracenia “Bug Bat” from Predatory Plants! I’ve seen photos online and didn’t think much of it, but fell in love after seeing it in person! I had no idea it had pink spots (also called windows). And the chubby pitcher shape is just too cute.
When I repot for next year, I think I’ll put “Bug Bat” and my “Godzuki” (picture below) in the same pot! Their pitcher forms are pretty similar and I think they’d make a monstrously good duo! 😉
Back to the show! Mike Wang was also selling plants and I knew I had to buy something from him. I debated for a while on his flava var. ornata “Black Veins”, which I’ve been wanting for a long time BUT! I have several flava variations and hybrids at the moment, and wanted to add something different to my collection.
Finally, I remembered I don’t have a huge variety of Sarracenia purpurea, and so bought a big clump of S. montana! The full name and data of this one is Sarracenia montana F1 Transylvania Co., NC.
Yes, I unpotted the clump and divided it up a bit. I know this is sacrilege to some, but I wanted to get rid of dead leaf matter in the center (don’t want to give potential mealybugs anywhere to hide!). Some of the pitcher were getting squished too, so I wanted to give them room to grow and really inflate.
That’s all I got from the sale! A nice mini-haul, and I’m happy I had some self-control, haha!
Here are some more photos from the event! Look at all those plants for sale!
Phil Faulisi with his mostly bare table. If I had known he could be bribed with good beer, I would’ve come more prepared! 😉 That is an Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout he’s holding.
I was unsure of submitting plants to the show initially, but I definitely plan on submitting at least some flytraps next year! Who knows, maybe I’ll even be crazy enough to have a vendor table next year! We’ll see how things are at The Carnivore Girl HQ at that point. 😉
Thanks for viewing folks! Were you there? What kind of plants did you get? Let me know in a comment!