Looking great Steve! A few shots from today. The big rugelii on the left is AxB#1: Cuprea "Best Clone" and rugelii AxB select seeding mitchelliana D-P x flava rubricorpora by philcula already very colorful at opening Seedlings in the greenhouse, mostly flavas:
Well it's May flowers time since I don't live in California.
Sarracenia oreophila x flava var. rubricorpora (supposedly, I'm told the bit of color there should not be present in this cross - perhaps a small amount of DNA from another species was present in one of the parents? I am confident in the original grower's record-keeping.)
Finally some larger pitchers opening (same plant as above)
Sarracenia "Cateo" does not seem to be quite sure which direction up is. This same plant grew a nearly fully-formed flower bud at soil level in October which is still there and 3 new flowers grew up around it.
Sarracenia 'Cobra Nest'
An adventurous little jumping spider on my S. rosea "Fat Chance"
Baby's first pitcher, even before losing the seed coat! This is the offspring of two clones of S. 'Hurricane Creek White' - if I understand correctly it must exhibit the same green and white coloration when mature to warrant using the name.
This isn't a Sarracenia but it's exciting since it means I must be doing something right! N. sumatrana "giant form"
Looking amazing BaseDrifter. That flava agristarts x ornata is pretty cool! Very distinctive veins under the lid.
Up here in Portlandia we have been having a bit of a SoCal month of May with lots of sun and days in the 80s. The plants are LOVING IT. Red flavas and mooreis poppin' rugelii AxB#1 with the biggest traps it's ever grown for me - worth the wait indeed! moorei (leuco Purple Lips x flava ornata) - one of Phil's monsters looking yuuuge right after opening
F***in' A Bristol! Looking GOOD my man. I am so jealous of your LW - mine is sulking this spring for some reason and looks like doodoo. So thanks for posting those pics for vicarious enjoyment. That maxima is ok too...
cpbobby and yosemite - first of all, great pics. Yosemite I think for once we are having better weather up here in Oregon than y'all back in Cali! PSA: The oreo ornata you guys posted is the flava x oreo hybrid that is currently making the rounds. A ton of this plant has been innocently distributed by a very well regarded grower who I will not name, and possibly others. The flower smells like cat pee and the distinctive under-lid venation style males me think that this widely-grown and awesome flava clone may be the other parent: sarracenia.proboards.com/thread/620/flava-heavy-veins I only mention this because this hybrid is popping up EVERYWHERE. I and others are afraid that this "oreo" will get used in a lot of breeding efforts (because of how exceptional it would be if it were oreo) and will contaminate the cultivated gene pool of an endangered species. That's all. It's a nice plant.
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