Well, they're not all blooming at once as hoped, and we're having a heatwave that killed off a few flower buds, but still, this is a sight to be seen! Photos taken 9/7/15:
Here's the standard color for L. catesbaei, pretty darn vibrant and amazing:
And here's a slightly bi-colored peachy one. This is the color on the morning that it opened:
Another shot of the peachy clone:
one more shot of the peachy clone:
Some individuals had thin, spider-like petals:
I read somewhere online that it was believed that L. catesbaei is monocarpic (flowering once and then dying off). Just to clear things up, that's completely untrue. Healthy L. catesbaei plants send out a new growth point while the flowers are in bud or about to open. I'll take some shots of this when I get a chance.
what other colors, shapes, and forms exist in this population? I don't know, so stay tuned because a whole lot more are about to open any day now!
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2015 16:04:34 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by DirtyDivisions on Sept 8, 2015 20:43:01 GMT -5
So jealous since mine have all flowered. Thank you so much for letting me drool all over yours . They are definitely not a monocarpic flower. I guess whoever said that had some very unhealthy specimens.
Snapped a few more photos this morning, photos taken 9/9/15. Every last flower is slightly different and unique. Check out the difference in the "spots," flower petal shape, stigma color, flower color, and even stamen color. Speaking of stamens, what I did notice is that some individuals, right when they opened, had the stamens touching the stigma. This implies selfing likely occurs in the wild, although judging by the diversity of this tray, much like with Sarracenias, it seems as though cross pollination is favored.
This tray was filled with flower buds and I was hoping for a crazy show of blooms, but it seems like the flowering season is staggered (which is great because you have a prolonged show). This is also great news as it shows just how diverse the population is, and so far, it seems like the orange-ish ones open first followed by the deeper red plants. I wouldn't say that's a good generalization because of the small sample size, and there's still more to come:
Post by meizzwang on Sept 10, 2015 17:13:34 GMT -5
If they do have a scent, I can't detect it (and I have a good sense of smell). A few more opened up, photos taken 9/10/15. Usually, you'll see one flower here and there in bloom, but in cultivation, you can get some outstanding display of multiple blooms like this:
Those are amazing! I'd love to try my hand with some in my bog garden, but I don't really know how tolerant they are of the cold. Does anybody know if they're as hardy/ cold-tolerant as Sarracenia are? Thanks.
I live in St. Louis, MO, which is USDA Zone 6a (although I successfully grow plants from the Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states). Is there anyway to verify the locality of the stock I would be receiving? In the past when I've seen it offered, there has never been any location data with it.
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