A few shots from the yard taken yesterday. The weather has been cloudy and cool, but paradoxically the overcast is really bringing out the colors just like polycarb does. Greenhouse fake tan - outdoors! Enjoy!
Spectacular red and gold lids on leuco Wilkerson's Red Rocket x rugelii AxB #1 Leah Wilkerson x Adrian Slack seedling: Flava seedlings front left, oreos front right flava ornata "Gulf Coast" emerged late this year but was worth the wait. These traps have been open less than a week and are already looking amazing: Trap on the left 3-4 days old, trap on right 1-2 days old: Elvis Wilkerson, Prince of Darkness, and a fly all hanging' out: Spectacular color on an unopened trap of Saxapahaw x (mitchellliana D-P) - it's about 2 feet tall too! Seedlings of Waccamaw x Royal Ruby, cross by almightydolla S. flava var. rubricorpora "Burgundy" - this is an old clone selected by Adrian Slack if I am not mistaken and it is still absolutely one of the best rubricorpora "solid red throat" just opened and already coloring well - loving the bright yellow contrast on this guy flava "Bronze" looking pretty extreme minor okeefenokeensis seem to dislike the cold, but this one is doing ok, and has even made a friend Last but not least a shapely seedling from the Outlaw site in Bay Co - busted out the shmancy backdrop and everything!
Post by sermuncheriv on Jun 17, 2017 11:55:35 GMT -5
The first flush of pitchers on my plants has finally opened up, although most of the plants still have a lot of coloring up to do. We had a very cold and wet spring this year in the Northeast, everything is about a month late. Hopefully if it stays a bit warmer in autumn I'll still get to see leuco fall pitchers this season...
S. flava var. rugelii
S. flava var. cuprea
A small S. flava var. ornata
S. oreophila "Sand Mountain"
Small S. flava "Extreme Red Throat"
S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla
S. rubra ssp. rubra
S. purpurea ssp. purpurea
S. leucophylla seedlings
S. rubra ssp. wherryi "Chatom Giant"
S. x catesbaei
Interesting lid on a S. (rubra x purpurea)F2 x "Blood Moon" seedling
S. leucophylla "white" - I'm noticing a lot of kinky lips on my plants this year, perhaps it has something to do with the dramatic temperature fluctuations we had this spring
S' 'Reptilian Rose' - this thing is an absolute beast of a plant, got it from Calen as a 2-growth point plant last year and now it has at least 8 or 9
hcarlton: That really sucks man, you certainly have challenging conditions in a "normal" year without having to deal with a bad year. The survivors look to be coming along good though so that is encouraging.
I've discovered another annoying side effect of the ridiculous weather too: with the past couple weeks spiking into the upper 90's so soon after cold and wet conditions, humidity is at an all-time low and pitchers are wilting before they even manage to open thanks to it. Rhizomes are fine, but the plants just can't manage to pull up enough water it seems.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Before the clouds burned off yesterday: And later that evening, doing it right with a beverage on the lawn! The B-52 bowl looking pretty insane this year. Love this clone. The cloudy days have been fake tanning the traps a gorgeous dark red - in my experience it takes either cold or polycarb to get b-52 deep red like this. Flavas in the evening light! LW5 and Gulf Coast on the left and a nice dark (L x Best) rubricorpora on the right S. minor var. minor with it's gorgeous butter yellow blooms S. x moorei (Adrian Slack x leucophylla Franklin Co. AxB) - cross by Rob Co S. x moorei (Saurus x flava atropurpurea "Pure Black") by philcula - the traps open orange pass through this amazing creme brûlée stage, and eventually go deep bloody maroon. This is an unflowered seedling - looking forward to seeing it full size. Sibling to 'Mega Mouth" looking amazing this year - fall traps should be saweet Fresh alatas! S. x moorei (Wilkerson's Red Rocket x rugelii AxB#1) - 26" traps and it hasn't even bloomed yet
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