Seasonal News from Rob Sacilotto, last update: May 9, 2019
Please note: We are no longer mailing retail orders unless they total over $50.00.

Currently, most Sarracenia are producing soft growth, pitchers that will get damaged in shipment. Those wishing to order these need to specify 1: Ship when new growth hardens" or 2: Ship ASAP, cut off pitchers as needed. The large rhizomes we offer can bounce back after pitchers are trimmed off, but the early season growers, such as S. flava, will likely produce smaller pitchers.

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. Lately, we've sold some beautiful Heliamphora nutans. Nepenthes edwardsiana-large seed-grown plants are also on the future listing plan.

Best Wishes to All, Rob

Older News:
Customers who like the convenience of ebay might want to check out our presence,
rob_botanique . Right now, we're not offering many varieties, while we get familiar with the platform. In 2019, we hope to auction off a very limited number of Nepenthes edwardsiana, larger seed-grown plants. We also should have some Heliamphora for sale. Ebay is a great way for us to reach more people and offer one-time items, such as older, larger plants. Ebay also makes it easier to deal with smaller order processing, totals under our usual $50.00.
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Here's the "eddie" link:

There is no waiting list for Nepenthes edwardsiana.

If you are interested in a plant that is not listed on the price list, you may e-mail/write Rob to see if any are available. Here's the link for the retail order form. As always, our plants are guaranteed to arrive healthy and to your satisfaction. We only sell top quality plants that are 100% nursery propagated. A complete and total refund or replacement is given if you are not delighted with your order. Plants must be returned to get a refund/exchange.

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.

For over thirty years, many tens of thousands of Sarracenia were bred, evaluated and selected for various reasons. Many have fantastic pitchers in gold with red veins, black-red or bright chartreuse. Some are colorful giants. One has rose colored flowers in the shape of a heart, with a gold spot in the cleft. Another has a crackled-glass pattern with a lid shaped like a butterfly. A large number were selected for flower colors ranging from dark satin red to white. The number of different Nepenthes is also amazing. Combined with endangered species, plants from demolished sites and donations from around the world, there are all the makings of a world-class pitcher plant display. Of course, the proposed facility would be rich in orchids, tropicals, native and exotic wildflowers, etc.

If you want to know more about this project, please visit:

Check out this information page to see some of what we're doing and some research topics on the clip board. If you are considering becoming a future supporter and/or want to see the nursery in person, you can e-mail me (see above) and arrange a visit. We need grant writers, volunteers and funding to continue expanding research, preservation and educational activities.

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