you always look so amazing every year, and all your buddies are starting to wake up. As Dennis Rodman once said, can you "do me a solid" and wake up already?! I know you're hiding a flower bud in there too, so don't try to play it off like you ain't gonna bloom this year:
Community pots hoping to be repotted and given more space:
The trays. Notice the purpurea ssp. purpurea tub in the background-traps still look almost perfect:
Notice how small some of the seedlings are in the very first tray, foreground. There's always a risk of having rain smother seedlings when they're very small, but I think the rainy season here in California is almost at its end, so I took the risk this weekend and planted them. Fingers crossed:
Pitchers on the oreophila are already waking up. These are Cherokee Co, AL:
Here are some montanas (the mother plants). The colors look very similar to S. purpurea venosa Tattnall Co, GA, but the shapes are different:
Another shot-notice the red "bodies" and green "lids":
Some montana seedlings turned into monsters:
Work in progress:
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2014 10:31:28 GMT -5 by meizzwang
These two clones of flava var. cuprea are about ready to pop - on the left is cuprea ex Billy Hoyer and on the right is Best Clone from Mike. These two plants' pitchers are barely behind their flowers, whereas most of the other flavas in my collection have only minimally developed traps when the flowers are at this stage. Just another one of the interesting small variations that occurs in this awesome species.
Nice Calen-looks like your plants are at the same stage of development as mine. Photos below were taken 3/15/14:
In the right hand side, middle of the photo, there are a bunch of flower buds-those are all S. flava var. cuprea 'best clone' for comparison to Calen's plant above. Just about the exact same stage:
S. flava var. rubricorpora Liberty Co, FL pitchers don't always start off red for me, but this one did. A lot of the times, they're green or slightly red to begin with, and then a week or two later, the body turns solid red:
S. flava rugelii tub:
S. oreophila Cherokee Co, AL:
One last overview shot:
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2014 11:56:59 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Thanks Mike! Unlike the rest of the US, we had an unusually warm winter, which we believe accounts for many of us south FL growers having a lower than usual flower count. BTW, we've noticed the same concerning rubricorpora pitchers coloration. Some come up red right off, but mostly they gain their true colors a week or so after the pitcher has opened.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2014 15:13:56 GMT -5 by sunbelle
Makes me so jealous to see all of you weeks ahead of me..... but, I can still share inside Sarrs: S. purpurea burkii x rubra jonesii, the 2 biggest clones together rubra rubra x purpurea purpurea showing strong veins x catesbaei "Monster" x purpurea 'Red Ruffles' 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' purp burkii "Chipola" x typical 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Royal Ruby'
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Post by DirtyDivisions on Mar 23, 2014 14:32:30 GMT -5
As predicted, my newly acquired S.xAdrian Slack was the first to produce an open flower. There are also two pitchers coming up; one you can see in the background. I can't wait to see them fully matured. Oh...pollen is collected and waiting in the fridge for the other 123 flower buds that are growing out towards the Florida sunshine:
Post by DirtyDivisions on Mar 23, 2014 14:49:35 GMT -5
...and my first pitcher opened up while I was away for Spring Break! Once again it's my 4 year old S. flava rubricorpora out of Liberty County that produced the first opened pitcher. I can't wait until this beauty produces a flower. I thought it would be this year, but it looks like I'll have to wait until 2015:
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5