This clone has some of the biggest pitchers on any leuco in the fall, and produces exceptional spring traps too. These are about 36." Disclaimer - these grew most of the way up in my little greenhouse because I wanted it to flower earlier, but it was 32" outdoors last year, and the clump is larger and more mature this season. Leucophylla "Purple Lips" - itself no slouch in the spring trap department, is in the foreground. Photos taken 5/28/17. IMG_1136 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1440 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1140 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
Post by AudacityOfTheMind on May 29, 2017 12:46:40 GMT -5
Last year that's the Sarra that dominated over all of my small collection and this spring, so far the tallest is that California Carnivore Leuco 'Monster' Clone WOW it's a skyscraper and it's only the spring pitchers.
I've been waiting months, no, years for this! Wilkerson's Red Rocket at full vegetative maturity and what I assume is more or less full potential here in Oregon. I acquired this plant in late 2013 from meizzwang and haven't divided it since. Pretty much have babied it (grown it for Bog Jesus as he would say lolol) because it's an absolute stellar plant. It's a standout in every category: size (durr), color, shape, vigor, and - crucially - consistency of fall pitcher production. At least for me this plant has produced big fall traps every year, never doing the phyllodia-then-dormancy thing that some even excellent clones can pull some years.
The rain is supposed to roll in next week, so I wanted to get some shots up real quick even though there are a lot more traps still to open on this guy. These traps are 30-33" tall on every GP and I'm sure this plant could hit 36-40" in a warm greenhouse no problemo. Pics taken this evening 9/14/17. This is why I grow Sarracenia: IMG_1730 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1729 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1731 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Whole plant shot, dwarfing it's 3 gallon pot. IMG_1748 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Booty shot - still a ton of unopened asparagus on its way up. Colors will deepen too - traps have only been open a week or so. IMG_1750 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
calen how many times did you repot that beast? every year or less frequently? ps outstanding plant!
I have repotted it twice, so every other season. It was originally in a 4" pot, then went to a 6" pot, and now is in a 3 gallon pot. I try to give plants two seasons of room when I repot - 'cause ain't nobody got time to repot every year! Not to mention the plants like to settle in and not get messed with annually.
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