Seasonal News from Rob Sacilotto, last update: October 5, 2020
Please note: We are no longer mailing retail orders unless they total over $50.00.

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We're releasing a new hybrid (details below) Sarracenia Penny Lawson, bred here at Botanique. See the retail list for pricing and a link to an image. We've been working on this one for years and are excited to finally be able to offer plants.

We plan on releasing one or two seed-raised Nepenthes edwardsiana soon. The auctions will be handled through our ebay store. These plants will likely be in the 3-5 inch diameter range and are very well established. So far, all the seedlings have produced the classic orange-rusty red pitchers. Generally, our auctions are first listed on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

After closing to the public this spring, we have decided to schedule visitors to the nursery this fall, when the plants really look their best. Distancing of 12+ feet is required, as well as masks, to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid virus. Currently, beautiful fall pitchers are opening and the plants look great! Contact me if you'd like to schedule a very cool and unusual outdoor visit. Weekdays or weekend dates are available. We try to schedule one person or their family/group per day and time slot. So, there are no crowds, just tens of thousands of plants!

Best Wishes, Rob

older news:
We are planning the release of a new Sarracenia leucophylla, selected for its gorgeous, maroon-red coloring. It's named "Penny Lawson", in honor of her life as an educator of horticulture, my traveling companion and dear friend. Sadly, Penny is no longer with us. She helped rescue plants from certain death while we were collecting from doomed sites, back in the 1970s-80s. Her wonderful personality and "biologist's sense of humor" will be missed. Penny was responsible for getting me into horticulture; for that, I will be forever grateful.

Until a web page is set up, interested persons can information onSarracenia Penny Lawson via email. Release is planned around Sept.-Oct. 2019. Click here to see what the late season pitchers look like.

Please check out our ebay store for very limited offerings.

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Botanique does not ship outside the USA because we do not have the necessary licenses and permits.
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For availability information, prices or to make an appointment, please contact Rob:
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Older information follows:

While we're trying to sell off most of our "extra" plants, Botanique is retaining (for now, at least) a huge stock collection with all the significant plants being held for a possible transfer, should a non-profit botanical garden get established near Charlottesville, Virginia. We hope to eventually have a large botanical garden which can serve as a domestic gene pool, housing populations of species in a protected environment where visitors can learn about and enjoy a most fascinating group of plants. Many of these plants are found only in the Botanique nursery and include some of the most beautiful Pitcher Plants in the world.

Check out this information page to see some of what we're doing and some research topics on the clip board.

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