Here's an absolutely amazing hybrid created by the master hybridizer, Phil Faulisi. After years of lusting over this plant, I was finally fortunate enough to get a piece from nobody other than the Pitcher Plant Project manager and executive producer himself, Rob Co! (I also heard he was the CEO, CFO, and COO, hehe)
So what's so amazing about this plant? Yeah, my photos don't do justice for this whatsoever, but it's just a preview of what's to come. The pitchers turn solid dark purple-red, almost black, and this plant can grow monster sized traps that are bigger than anything I've ever grown. Just imagine the biggest, darkest traps you've ever seen-yeah, that's Phil's monster creation! I'm just looking forward to producing some huge, almost black traps!
In the meantime, here's my little piece, photos taken 4/25/14. Notice it ain't very dark....it's a mere bright red right now because it was recently transplanted, and is acclimating to outdoor conditions (it was previously growing in a greenhouse). I bet once established, I can get this beast to turn dark, even outdoors:
Last Edit: May 1, 2014 16:16:26 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by DirtyDivisions on May 1, 2014 16:28:20 GMT -5
Awwwwww SNAP!!! That's a beautiful Sarracenia especially with the backlighting in the hood. Can't wait to see an update when the pitchers are all darkened up. How tall are the pitchers on Phil's and Rob's plants?
That's a beauty Mike! I got a few monster pitchers from this clone Phil F sold to me. The last pic you are showing kinda looks like H2 but I could be wrong as Phil just recently sold me Dark Prince this year, not sure what it colors up to in maturity yet.
Hey Mike, so glad you finally obtained my boy! Just to clarify a few things...the plant in the pic from Rob's greenhouse is not POD. POD has a larger overlaping hood and a highly cleft spout. Rob's plant looks to be one of my moorei crosses. POD is a select clone from the cross that produced Alucard. If you want to get the really giant pitchers, up to 40 incehs, you have to grow it in large, deep containers for several seasons without dividing it. It's worth the wait and space. Have fun!
Post by Sarracenia Dude on May 2, 2014 13:36:39 GMT -5
NICE!! Looking great Mike, love your photos bro. Phil - your plants are amazing!! Once again - thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity and pleasure to grow them out. They are living masterpieces.
The plant in the greenhouse photo is actually a S. 'Reptilian Rose' hybrid crossed by Dr. Travis H. Wyman. I believe it's a S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla) - quick glimpses of the same plant is at 3:58 and 4:30 here (http://thepitcherplantproject.com/blog/2013/06/24/pure-imagination/)
some new photos of Phil's masterpiece, Price of Darkness. These traps are actually in tiny pots and have very tall pitchers considering how small the rhizomes are. Colors aren't fully in. Photo taken 5/10/15...holy crap, didn't realize how beautiful all the other surrounding traps look with this clone, it's almost like a super-Sarracenia boquet:
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