OMG @bristol you are KILLING ME!! That is one epic display my man. Everything looks just so happy! Definitely want to see more pics as your biggest LW traps open and whiten up.
Meanwhile in Oregon things are juuuuuust starting to get going. Flava buds are 1-3" tall but pretty much everything is budding. No pitcher development yet. Have managed to get everything trimmed back to phyllodia, have done my dividing, and transplanted MOST of my seedlings into their 2017 digs. April is usually pretty rainy here with highs in the 60s, so first flowers might not be open until first week of May this time around. Looking forward to putting it on cruise control for the summer aka pulling up a chair, popping a beer and watching them do their thing! Here are a few pics of the collection snapped during some rare sunshine the other day: One or two seedlings left to transplant... Time to divide this leuco! This is CCs Monster before getting carved up.
meizzwang , hunter , calen : Thanks guys, all that happen in just a little over two weeks when temps were up into the high 80's. Its now back down in the 60's, low 70's and growth and color has slowed allot.
Calen, love you back yard. You did so much in a short amount of time, look-in like a sweet set-up you have up there. Your plants look great, as always yearly, but I notice more your grass. What a nice landscape and GREEN-turf you have there! I've been trying so many times to get my front yard grass to look like that, GREAT JOB!
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2017 15:29:41 GMT -5 by Bristol
Great looking yard Calen! I also noticed you've recently built a wall (fence) back there....uh-oh, sensitive topic alert!
Things still aren't crackin too hard over here, it's been cold but now that the rain is apparently over for a while, the weather is supposed to warm up for the next 10 days or so. Photos taken 3/26/17:
Monster minor var. okefenokeensis Charlton Co, GA mother plants just starting to emerge:
A new selection of purple throated oreophila, this one had the deepest, darkest exterior veins out of the entire batch, new pitchers look okay but will color up as they age. In the background is a yellow(ish) flowered leucophylla var. alba:
S. rosea f. luteola southern Baldwin Co, AL-came from a sibling cross of luteolas, but these are quite vigorous and happy. To prevent inbreeding depression, I crossed this clone (this morning!) with a select vigorous, regular rosea. While the offspring will likely have zero AF plants (unless the select vigorous clone has recessive AF genes), when you do a sibling cross of the offspring, that green will show up again. On a side note, the flower smells FOUL like rotting something or other, it was surprisingly nasty as EF:
S. oreophila Cherokee Co, AL population:
Giant rosea with relatively large flowers:
Traps from last year still in moderately good condition:
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
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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
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5