Calen: how's your leucophyllas looking this year in terms of fall pitcher production? On time, early, no signs yet, or not nerded out enough to know yet (highly unlikely)?
Oh I'm nerded Mike! Let me just refer to my Leucophylla Fall Pitchers 2015 spreadsheet here real quick... Ah yes, according to my records Wilkerson's Red Rocket and Purple Lips are going for it big time right now but traps are still a couple weeks out. AJ01 and Red show signs of doing something but it isn't clear, and none of my HCWs or other clones have made their move yet. Supposed to be a heat wave coming through through the end of the week and the leucos should really love that. My guess is there will be a lot more action by next week. So basically they seem to be on about the same schedule as last year, even though this spring was even earlier than 2014.
Expected nothing less of you Calen. Ya, totally looking forward to that heat wave, I think that plays a huge role on fall pitcher production for us. Perhaps being in full sun from sun up till sun down also helps... I'm seeing mixed results here: one or two hurricane creek white divisions already shot out fall pitchers about 3 weeks ago! WTF? Same clone 1 foot away hasn't done jack diddy. Population as a whole hasn't done much.
I also have a S. leucophylla Calhoun Co, FL (prolly the extirpated roadside ditch site) that produced fall pitchers a good 1-2 weeks ago, gotta catch up on photographs. The Baldwin Co, AL population is behaving weird: some are still pushing out summer traps right now!
One of the wilkerson bog leucophyllas is showing primordial fall pitchers. These plants produced 2-3 huge spring pitchers, and have only produced phyllodia until now. Looks like a bush of phyllodia, it's ridiculous!
Thought I'd update since meizzwang and I were talking nerdy about leuco pitcher crop progress! It was 100+ degrees Saturday-Sunday-Monday and it's been in the mid 80s every other day. As expected the leucos are lovin' it like McDonalds. In addition to what I could see last week, now "Alabama", Tarnok, "Monstrous CCs Seedling", HCW A, AJ01, and leuco Conecuh are all going for it. My Purple Lips x Mitchelliana clone (sibling to Mega Mouth) is also initiating a big crop. HCW F and D, and Purple Lips x Mesa Exotics still waiting, and also haven't seen much activity yet among the mooreis. Seems like the heat has encouraged most of my plants to get a move on and things should be looking pretty sweet by first or second week of September if it stays warm.
Update on WRR: Last fall was my first with the plant and it had a really nice show with several 22-24" pitchers (pics in an earlier post). As of today the developing pitchers stand at about 23" and have a LONG way to go. I'm pretty happy at how it's matured physically since last season! What was also totally rad was seeing the growth speed when it was super hot - the traps grew about 1.5" taller per day in the 100 degree heat.
Post by DirtyDivisions on Aug 19, 2015 17:27:09 GMT -5
My WRR was the first leuco in my collection to shoot up a "Fall" pitcher and it was huge! Only Tarnok and HCW A are actively sending up pitchers. The other leucos are waiting to explode with growth soon. Here is the WRR pitcher. Why is my WRR the only one with butt lips???
Haven't been able to put up any substantive posts the last little bit, so I am happy to be back at it! Here are some pics of my WRR plant taken last week. Tallest though not fattest pitcher is 34.5" tall, just about exactly 10" taller than last year's best trap. These plants do take a few years of good culture to reach full vegetative maturity and next year I'm hoping for 36" plus traps on all the GPs. Pot is 5.5" square for scale - this plant is a monster and I love it. Mixed with some crispy flavas: Lastly, next to AJ01 for scale. AJ is no slouch of a clone - this fall its pitchers are mostly 29-31" in height, but WRR still dwarfs it.
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn! Those are absolutely unbelievable. Actually, totally believable because this clone is bonkers. Mine is just finishing phyllodia so should see fall traps initiate in the next couple weeks!
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