these plants are fun AF plants to grow! No, that was not a derrogatory statement, it means they are fun Anthocyanin FREE plants to grow! These are my mother plants, and I thought the pictures didn't show just how yellow these get, but it seems once you zoom in the pic, you can see quite a bit of yellow.
As these plants have S. minor var. okefenokeensis in their genetics (I believe they are F2s of a heterozygous minor AF x minor okee cross, correct me if I'm wrong), it's no surprise they can get fairly large. Here's a neat comparison between a pitcher of my minor AF next to a pot of my typical minors (a nice clone from Damon Collingsworth I got about a decade ago).
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2019 2:27:35 GMT -5 by adaetz100
The green S. minor got distributed as F2 seed from an F1 cross of green S. minor x S. minor Okee. Jim Bockowski did the original F1 cross utilizing the original green S. minor (since extirpated from its natural Georgia site) and we distributed the F2 seed to our British friends, and perhaps a few others.
Meadowview would have marketed these plants a long time ago, before anybody else, but thanks to a long Ph.D. program that didn't happen (and throw in a crazy lady spraying herbicide and voles to boot). Glad to see the plants are being distributed and enjoyed. We've got the plants in production but the cats out of the bag now.
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D. President and Director Meadowview Biological Research Station
This plant is a joy to grow--super vigorous, especially for an AF pure species. It basically grows like any other robust Sarracenia. I keep it in an undrained pot and I haven't had any rot issues, fingers crossed. It's been in there for several seasons so it'll probably get a new home this winter.
The glow on this thing is crazy. It truly stands out in the collection on account of its sheer vibrance. Pitchers are about 15" tall right now but they can probably get a little bigger. I'm hoping to cross this plant with a pure Okee giant and then cross the siblings to try to get taller AF plants. A meter-tall all green minor would be wicked
The ants recently discovered this thing and they've been going crazy, so I figured it was a good time to put up some new pics.
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