Thanks guys! Snapped 2 more shots of this plant,and this thing is vigorous. It produced a flower bud about 2 weeks ago (probably from the heat stress) and I pinched it out. Kind of a bummer because I was hoping to do some crosses with it next year, but it may still bloom next spring. If you can believe it, the plant is STILL shooting out new pitchers as of 8/28/15 (you can't see from these photos, but there's new traps forming at the growth point). Photos taken 8/24/15:
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2015 15:32:39 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Can you say phenotypic variance? I was surprised to see this mostly green, early fall trap because the late summer/early fall traps usually start off very colorful! No I didn't just pop this trap off from a different plant, and you aren't seeing things, it really doesn't have a solid red throat! This just goes to show, don't toss away your proven clones, they sometimes behave weird!
Here is an update on my clone from meizzwang 's excellent breeding. Many typical oreophila clones will develop some degree of red suffusion in the throat and ornate veining when grown in greenhouse lighting conditions. This clone however is one of the only oreophilas in cultivation that will produce such intense colors under outdoor conditions, with the traps requiring only about 2 weeks after opening to reach full coloration. Even better, all traps seem to color like this, not just fall pitchers like some clones. It is also extremely vigorous, producing offshoots and main rhizome size freely. Pictures taken this evening 7/9 - this is a mid-summer pitcher flush, but the early season traps were just as incredible. Enjoy! In this close-up shot you can see from right to left: a newly opened trap (2-3 days old) that hasn't colored, a newly developing pitcher that is already quite ornate, and a partially colored trap (about 7 days old).
Post by sleepysarracenia on Jul 12, 2016 22:34:51 GMT -5
Holy s**t calen that plant is gorgeous! I've seen oreo seeps with plants nowhere near as gorgeous as this plant! Thanks for sharing! If you ever get an extra piece of it and you're down in AL, I'd love to show you a couple bogs in exchange haha!
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