Seasonal News from Rob Sacilotto, last update: April 12, 2024
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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We are now shipping outdoor plants that are just breaking dormancy. Sarracenia do not have pitchers yet and may have flower buds. However, flower buds may be trimmed off to save on shipping costs. Because Sarracenia buds/stalks are brittle, they may snap off during shipment. While broken or removed flower stalks generally are not regenerated, if new growth pitchers get broken, the rhizome typically replaces them.

Nursery visits, appointments are being made now for the late May–early July period. This is when the spring performers look their best. We are not open to the public without a prior appointment. Email me to set up a visit and tour, if you wish to see the nursery.

Email me a tentative order using the above gmail account and I'll confirm availability, shipping cost, and the total. Paypal payments incur a small offset fee.

For those of you wondering why we don't use a shopping cart, please let me explain. For a shopping cart to work properly and calculate shipping, the items/products need to be fairly uniform in size and weight. That's easier with small, potted plants and very difficult when your plants are not only large–huge, but are changing size and weight throughout the growing season. The customer may have some inconvenience having to email and confirm an order, but instead of overcharging for shipping (to make up for variables) I can examine the order, how the plants can pack and fit into boxes, and give a shipping cost estimate which is less expensive and more accurately reflects the actual cost. After 41 years packing plants, and with detailed records on past shipments, the shipping cost estimates have become very accurate.

Email also allows me to ask customers questions specific to their orders. Yes, it's "old school", but the end results include delighted customers, exceptional value and minimal cost. In over 40 years, we haven't had a single complaint from customers. Instead, many complimentary letters and emails give us great feedback.

Lastly, the "not secure" label, some browsers add, really is meaningless, since we do not handle payment through the website.

Please take time to enjoy spring's flowers!

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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