Traps of Waccamaw are taking forever to open because of this weird cold weather, but I think they'll be pretty impressive this year. The color you see in person is much brighter red than what you see in the pic below, it sticks out of the crowd even before the traps have opened! Last few years, there hasn't been anything all that impressive to photograph, but this year looks to be promising. Pic taken 4/16/20:
I'll update this thread as the traps open, so stay tuned!
Apologies for the somewhat harsh lighting and quick cell phone pic. This is my Waccamaw that I purchased from Mike back in 2017. Needless to say, it has grown quite a bit since then! Color has been pretty good this year so far; I'll post another update when the whole spring crop is developed.
S. flava var. cuprea, right? NOPE!!!! It's WACKY-MAW!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAA?!!!!! This is a recent division, they sometimes lose their color when you divide them, but what's really strange is how the lid is coppery, not RED! This immediately made me look at a cuprea clone to compare, and sure enough, the color was the same...isn't that weird?
I can see how this would look red if the color thickened up a little bit:
In stark contrast, here's some more pictures of Waccamaw, fully colored up:
Huh that's really bizarre. Mine didn't color up quite as much as it did last year, but it's certainly nowhere near a cuprea, just a slightly less intense red that doesn't stretch down quite as far as last season's pitchers. Can't complain because it divided a TON this past winter, hopefully the stars align next year and I get a big blood-red clump
Post by kirkauburn on May 21, 2020 21:10:47 GMT -5
Great post Mike! It's always interesting to me how much interplay there always seems to be between cuprea and atro/rubricorpa varieties. Some of my favorite atros have cuprea as the primary parent, they really must be very closely linked.
Still waiting for the main clump to color up, but I caught this trap on a smaller plant looking real purdy the other evening. The large, upturned lid is a distinguishing feature of Waccamaw, and is just so elegant! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
Man, y'all are killing me in terms of color this year! Do you notice any difference in coloration with fresh peat? I've left mine alone since I got it in 2017, so maybe that has something to do with the suboptimal infusion...
yeah, it's probably time to change out your soil this winter. It may or may not color up right away after repotting the first season, but it usually does the next season. I recommend staying with pure 100% peat, been getting the best results color-wise with it. Before when I used perlite and all that other fancy stuff added to the medium, the colors weren't as consistently red.
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Great info here. I finally got a Waccamaw this year and was thinking that maybe it wasn't. With the cooler spring, and the recently repotted division it would make sense that it isn't displaying its full glory. It does look great just not Waccamaw great...yet.
Finally managed to get some shots of my mother plant. This isn't the most insanely red Waccamaw has ever been for me, but I'll take it! Waccamaw is a vigorous clone in my experience, and readily forms gorgeous clumps. What a treasure! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Probably one more year and it's 3 gallon pot will be completely full! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Here it is a couple years ago - it's subtle but the color was a bit better (maybe because we didn't get 3 inches of rain as the traps were opening??) Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
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