Kickin it off for midsummer with a few shots from around the collection!! Reptilian Rose just opening - this plant is a demon I tell you. flava atropurpureas from Blackwater (MK F27 a, b, and c) open and coloring up. Unlike many rubricorporas, these western panhandle plants open almost totally green with a hint of bronze, then infuse over a period of a couple weeks. In the end they will be just as dark as the red tubes. Part of the red flava zone - still some coloring to happen, but looking pretty good! There are a ton of clones in this shot - Liberty Co., Bay Co., (cuprea x rubricoprora), etc. Green flava zone - cupreas and rugeliis making a frickin hedge! This is a select seedling of Mike's AxB cross and it's honestly probably my most gorgeous rugelii - skinny neck, shapely lip, and a big spout mouth. The photo doesn't do it justice!
Looking great @audacityofthemind and jwalker - a nice set of tables / benches is such a nice boost for the grow area visually IMHO. Big benches / beds give them the chance to really mass, unlike when they are scattered willy-nilly in small trays and saucers everywhere. One thing you have to watch out for though is mutual shading - the downside of the massing bit is that as they all open pitchers all of a sudden the plants in the middle aren't getting any light! Even if the pitcher tops are in full sun, the rhizomes will be less robust and the plants will catch fewer bugs when they are buried, leading to decline. I try to mix different height zones (bands of short plants and tubs of seedlings, for example) in to help eliminate that problem. The alternative is to space your pots widely, but who has the square footage for that???
nevermore finally had a chance to throw a tape on some traps. My tallest red flavas are around 30" but most are 24-27" I'd say. Big Cuprea takes the top spot again this year with a few of its traps at 36." Rugelii AxB#1 is nipping at its heels around 34" (those are both visible at the center-top of the pic), and there are a lot of green flavas up around 30." Tied for tallest plant is leucophylla "Wilkerson's Red Rocket" which has a couple 36" traps and a couple more at 34-35" - spring pitchers but they partially grew in the greenhouse so theres a bit of a * on that one. Very, very strong for a leuco in the spring though without a doubt!
Post by AudacityOfTheMind on Jun 8, 2017 4:43:14 GMT -5
Thanks gotsarrs and jwalker and my bro calen and yes I'm Still going to install a drain and I'm figuring how to stop it from leaking once I punch trough the plastic and wood with a hole saw. And it ended up 3 1/2 feet x 12 but my original plan was 4 x 12 but instead of getting the 1 x 8 boards, I accidentally grabbed 1 x 6 or something like that and didn't realize after I finished my table DOH!!! but that's ok cause it gives me more reason to build another table lol.
I'm starting to see my cultivar showing up more places...so happy The pink on that excellens reminds me strongly of one of the moorei I'm intending to register hopefully sometime soon; can only imagine what it looks like when full of pitchers.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
hcarlton the 'scarlet tears' is an absolute beast. So far it's been faster to adapt than any other drosera I have currently. Extremely vigorous, and very frost tolerant too. Not to mention absolutely gorgeous, pictures just can't do that plant justice. Well done sir, well done! Hopefully the 'childhood wishes' will come out of its funk soon, so I can post some pics of it. It just started bouncing back when it got thrown outside, so it's not to happy with me right now. It will be though.
As far as the pink moorei keep me in mind, in case you haven't noticed I love all things pink and burgundy.
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