Post by meizzwang on Sept 12, 2016 17:32:44 GMT -5
Finally have some decent traps one one of the many clones from Covington Co, AL. These are pretty big but not yet at their fullest potential size-wise. This particular clone below has gigantic heads and relatively short petioles. Photos taken 9/9/16:
Didn't realize it, but this clone has a really nice bright red color as well:
Different clone from the same population, got this from Mike awhile back. It really holds onto its pitchers beautifully through the winter (at least in the Bay Area...) and they can get completely purple as they age. First pic was taken April 2, second pic is more recent and shows the contrast between a developing spring pitcher and an oldie-but-still-goodie from last season.
Here's S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis 'round heads' Covington Co, AL. the heads don't really look that round to me right now, but this is due to phenotypic plasticity: the shape of the traps can appear different for whatever reason. We'll see if the biggest fall traps this year are rounder! Pics taken 8/4/20:
Some updated pics of S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis 'short petiole' Covington Co, AL. Pics taken 10/3/20:
I did a seed increase with my genetically diverse population from Covington Co, AL, with hopes of getting more interesting, shapely heads like this clone. If you've ever tried producing seeds from parrot pitcher plants, you'll know it's hard to pollinate such small flowers, and at least under my conditions, it's hard to get pods to "take." I ended up getting maybe 200 seeds from close to a dozen different plants, but several pods only had a few seeds in them. I probably pollinated close to 30 different plants! Yes, it took many hours over the course of several days to do that, it's super labor intensive. These seedlings pictured below are close to 2 years old now, they've been very slow growing because our weather overall has been unusually cold the past 2 years.
Germination was poor, but there's about 16 that made it out of the ~200 sown, a few of which look like they have some potential. Sometimes, it doesn't matter how much you know or how good of a grower you think you are, we all get failures or poor results here and there. Hopefully, this will help you feel better the next time you have challenges sprouting seeds!
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