Post by theplantman on Apr 20, 2016 10:02:52 GMT -5
First off, we've got a stellar clone of S. flava var. cuprea (Old Dock, Columbus Co., NC), from the same batch I have for sale in my catalog. This one's up earlier, larger, and is certainly a winner in my book. S. flava rugelii, Santa Rosa Co., FL S. x umlauftiana (Thanks Paul!) One of my best clones from the oreophila "Sand Mt. Clone 4" x leucophylla (Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Baldwin Co., AL) cross I made. Many of the seedlings are showing intense whites and red veins. This clone is the first open, largest, and most intensely patterned of them all. 'Blood Moon' (again, thank you Paul!) Part of my mitchelliana batch, purp ssp purp x leucophylla (Splinter Hill Bog Preserve mother plant, Baldwin Co., AL) A monstrously beautiful plant by the Sarracenia master, Phil Faulisi. I present to y'all.... "Purple Sparks"!!! Tall, shapely, opens cherry-wine colored and darkens to a deep wine-purple. Phil is the master of moorei. Such intense color, it almost looks like this plant is bleeding when it starts dripping nectar. And perhaps the reason for its namesake (yours truly suggested the winning name! So proud!), the lid. Streaks of cracking purple lightning speed across in a neural network of awesome venation. This monster really pops against a dark background! The nursery is blowing up with blooms! I'm hoping to produce around 100-150 crosses' worth of plants this year, and start a seed list. Already a third of the way there so far!
Post by theplantman on May 16, 2016 14:49:17 GMT -5
Without further ado, I present the next installment of "what Kevin the Plant Man does in his free time."
Let's start with my favorite cuprea clone of all time: veined green lid x flava Black-veined Green Swamp, NC flava var. maxima, Berkeley Co., SC, from wild-collected seed with research permit flava var. cuprea, Old Dock, Columbus Co., NC. A neat feature of these guys is the little squiggly "pigtail" tips of the pitchers. Only a couple have them and will be reserved for future breeding. Some of the batch is spectacularly colored and shaped, but otherwise normal. S. alata, Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, St. Tammany Parish, LA flava var. atropurpurea 'Adrian Slack'--great thanks to the sender! the phenomenal lid of 'Reptilian Rose' From a medium-sized division, this plant became this specimen over the course of one year. It is powerfully vigorous... a truly monstrous grower. Sarracenia 'Purple Sparks', another of what will become the pantheon of Phil Faulisi's great plants. i328.photobucket.com/albums/l345/kevintheplantman1/Nursery%20Shots%20--%20General/IMG_20160505_083620547_HDR_zpsbxpx0c4u.jpg Afternoon shot of the nursery More of the operation A Paul Barden hybrid. (leuco x oreo) x 'Leah Wilkerson' another Paul Barden hybrid, the spitting image of 'Legacy'. It's also a (leuco x oreo) x 'Leah Wilkerson' a cute oreo x minor hybrid, my cross. Very pale yellow color overall that really highlights the red venation on the hood and blood-red mouth oreophila "Sand Mountain Clone 4" x leucophylla mother plant, from permitted wild-collected seed, Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Baldwin Co., AL. I am making some spec-tacular selections from this cross. These are just some of the sale plants, which already look great.
Too bad!! Thanks to Photobucket, all photos are now gone
Hey yuri , this sucks, and it appears that photobucket seems to be down, hopefully not for good as it was allowing picture access the last few months. However, a work around is to Google "the plantman's photo extravaganza" and you should be able to bring up most of the images. Some of them are captioned but many aren't.
The issue of photohosting is going to be a danger in future years unfortunately....God forbid if Flickr (or OneDrive, which I use) ever stop permitting it or go under.
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