Fantastic! This clone and it's sibling are the only oreos I've seen in person that produce such good colors on early season traps under natural light (i.e. not poly). I think the parent Purple Throat clone can too? But the offspring are bigorous as all hell to boot (that's BIG + VIGOROUS)
LOL bigorous Regarding coloring up early in the season, sometimes the purple throated parent (MK017) does color up, sometimes it doesn't. Reminds me of salmon: when they eat a lot of crustaceans, their meat turns orange, but when they eat other stuff (with some exceptions), their meat stays a grey-ish color. As an aside, farm raised salmon has dye in it to make it look orange!
Maybe what the plants are feasting on does affect color to some degree....it's true though, these genetics are the easiest to coax out that purple throat early in the season.
Snapped a couple more shots, photos taken 7/31/18. Ran out of the car, popped Ellie's door open, and ran over to the crops to snap some quick pics before we went inside the house. Why was I in such a hurry to take pics? Well, as I drove into the driveway, I saw what you see in the very first picture and wanted to capture that! As I was taking the photos, you could hear loud and clear in the background, "Daaaaaaaaa-DDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYY!!! GET. ME. OUT-of-heeeeeere!!" Ooops, sorry Ellie, forgot to unbuckle ya
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Czech this out! Holy Cannoli!!! Photos taken 9/30/18. Crazy how these fall traps last so long and get more and more colorful as they age. This is S. oreophila var. ornata purple throat UCB x MK017 'select':
Some spring pitchers! They're ornate and the red throat will eventually fill in, but the late summer/fall pitchers are hard to beat! Keep in mind, when these plants first open up, sometimes there's only veins in the throat, but no solid red/dark purple action:
Photos taken 5/23/19:
Last Edit: May 23, 2019 15:26:07 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Oreophilas usually start producing phyllodia mid summer and then stop growing until next spring. One of the more unusual traits of this particular clone is its ability to produce traps late in the season when most oreophilas are already dormant. This is a trait that's quite desirable for breeding if you can lock it in: you'll be able to breed plants that have traps lasting well into the winter dormancy period.
Here's some updated photos of S. oreophila var. ornata 'purple throat' (UCB x MK017) 'select,' pics taken 11/7/19:
I've got two of these guys, hands down the best S. oreophila I have for early colors if treated well (and even when not apparently!). June 2019 - First season here, coloration's comparable to most of my other S. oreophila although the pitchers had a uniquely narrow shape.
July 2019 - Good amount of blush in the throat but timing was about on par with my other S. oreophila that are prone to that trait.
April 2020 - Blush was starting good and early this year. I crossed it with Mike's S. oreophila #4 but in retrospect those S. oreophila are probably too similar; I got a fantastic germination rate so maybe something interesting will come out of it, but I'd be surprised if the colors are going to be on par with what I've seen from UCB x MKO17 in 2021. I was hoping to cross it with my really reticulated S. oreophila Sand Mountain this year but neither of them dropped significant pollen.
May 2020 - Not bad all things considered; really needed a repot and was competing with a veritable hedge of S. oreophila #4 shading it out.
June 2021 - Now we're talking! Finally out its 3.75" square pot and into a gallon. The main growth point looks exceptionally good considering I lopped off about 7 cm of back rhizome which you can see started some very robust new growth points on the left side of the pot. I've got a lot of very large S. oreophila plants but this is only one that didn't naturally divide into a large clump.
Never ever seen such rich purple in S. oreophila outdoors before July or August!I also have a small UCB x MKO17 "select". It had some great venation last year but seems to have taken a break, still hasn't sent up any pitchers as of writing but it divided quite a bit. I prefer the round mouth shape on this one to the oval shape that's been typical on the larger not-select plant. Late May and mid-June 2020
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