Carnivorous plants thrive better when they feed on prey. In their habitats of nutrient-poor soils, they derive valuable nutrients (in particular Nitrogen and Potassium) from the digestion of prey, and respond with vigorous growth.
Our seeds are freshly harvested seasonally, by hand, directly from our plant collection. All seeds are the product of open pollination at the nursery. As a result, seed offspring will often express traits unlike the parent plant, as is the case with all natural offspring. If you're a patient grower the rewards can be great. You never know what unusual or interesting hybrids may arise from open pollination in a collection of plants as diverse as ours!
Carnivorous Plant hybrids are crosses between two different species. For example Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia flava creates the hybrid Sarracenia catesbaei, common name: Cate's Pitcher Plant. Crosses can occur naturally or artificially, by selecting desired characteristics.