There's quite a few S. oreophila clones out there that look very ordinary in the beginning of the grow season, and near the end of the summer, some purple pigments tend to kick in. In contrast, there's Mike King's purple throated clones, which start off with no pigments in the throat, but then they slightly color up during the early summer. By late summer/early fall, they produce very solid, dark purple throats. However, the MK017 plants aren't very vigorous, and don't really produce very big traps.
So what do you get when you mix the 2 types mentioned above? You guessed it-the best of both worlds! You get shapely traps that produce solid red throats in the beginning of the summer! They're also heavily veined, unlike either parent plants! In the seed batch, there's quite a bit of diversity, and only a few are as good as this select clone below.
S. oreophila var. ornata 'purple throat' (UCB x MK017)-select clone, photos taken 6/2/15. The trap to the very left just opened, and the traps to the right are a month or two old:
How beautiful is that? I'm not sure S. oreophila in the wild looks this good:
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2016 13:55:33 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Daaaaaaayum Mike!!! That is truly amazing. Like oreo 'Don Schnell' brought back from the dead. I gotta put the amazing clone you sent me in a bit more light - it does the purple throat thing right away but doesn't look quite as cray cray as yours because I have a bit less sun. There's gonna be a cultivar coming out of this cross methinks...
Feel free to post pics here Calen, I remember you emailed me a stunning photo earlier this year. The one I sent you is pretty darn special too, and I got no backups because I'm wreckless like that sometimes! It looks like about 6 or 7 so far have solid red throats that form during the early summer...maybe the rest will color up later. There's another individual from the batch with a reddish-bronze body, but no purple throat yet, never seen anything like it....perhaps gotta mix up the genes a little bit more to get the colorful body+purple throat. The body usually only colors up in the fall, much like some maples...
Awwww yeeeah I got some pics! Here is my purple throat clone AKA the biggest hook-up ever from M Weezy. (Mike: it has a couple small back shoots and if they have roots by this winter you're getting one - gotta get this clone backed up in case I F up and kill it lol. Can't have a repeat of oreo Don Schnell...) This plant has been surrounded by taller flavas etc until just recently - I bet it can be even more colorful with more complete lighting. Trap on far right is newly opened, other three are a bit older:
Mike and Calen- While I can't grow oreos here in MO, I've always loved the purple-throated ones that I've seen pictures of online. The pictures on this thread are the most magnificent ones I've seen yet! Stunning plants!
Thanks katyadog1! I'm working with the ICPS to release some seeds produced in cultivation that are true to location and are genetically diverse. As for clones like the one above, I'm hoping this one flowers next year because I have other red-throated clones that it can be crossed with! Imagine mixing 4 or 5 generations of red throated plants and only selecting for color, there's no telling what you could end up with.
some new photos, taken 8/9/15. These are the late summer/early fall pitchers, and if you compare the summer and fall traps, they're equally colorful. Most of these red throat clones have their best show in the late summer/early fall, but this clone seems to have an "extended" show:
You can see the old summer traps in the background are starting to die off:
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2015 12:29:27 GMT -5 by meizzwang
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: Hello, I want to buy some seeds
Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
red wave: Enter your reply here...
Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
yyo: nigga that plant gonna at yo ass
Feb 20, 2020 12:21:51 GMT -5