Seasonal News from Rob Sacilotto, last update: September 22, 2022
Please note: We are no longer mailing retail orders unless they total over $50.00.

To contact me, inquire about an order, please use my gmail account:

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A much anticipated Nepenthes edwardsiana auction is now in progress. Email me your best bid or current new bid (use increments of $10.00), to the email above. The auction will end Oct. 23.

Here's a link to the "eddie" page.

California has implemented new restrictions on plant shipments, as a result of the Chinese Spotted Lantern Fly entering the US. Chinese exporters refuse to follow export rules and the US is showing no backbone to stop the influx of Chinese pest insects. With the new CA rules, it is strongly recommended that whomever wins the auction choose a ship-to state outside of CA. Our county, Greene, is currently not within the Virginia quarantine zones for Spotted Lantern Fly. Confusion often arises with new plant shipment rules. This confusion can result in an inspector improperly destroying a shipment.

The late season Sarracenia are putting up new pitchers, and peak nursery display is estimated to be around mid Oct. We're getting lovely pitchers on all the S. leucophylla, including Titan, as well as Chartreuse, Bubba's Sister and the other fall growers. Keep in mind, the US Postal service implemented a $15.00 fee for any box over 30 inches in length; so, shipping tall types with pitchers intact costs more. If you want to save $15.00 in shipping, we can cut the pitchers off to fit in a smaller box.

At last, cooler weather!

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.

We are accepting PayPal payments; those should get sent to
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Botanique does not ship outside the USA because we do not have the necessary licenses and permits.
For commercial sales, please contact Butch Bailey:
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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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