Was cleaning out the garage this weekend and found even more pictures from way back in the day! These are some field trip pictures from the very first ICPS meeting held in Atlanta, GA back in May 1997!
First two pictures were probably the most exciting pics I found in the album-it's S. Adrian Slack growing in Alabama! Pictures of this clone growing quasi "in situ" way back in the day are very hard to find, and these pictures had been hiding in a box for a very long time. I don't remember who takes credit, this was the day it was decided that Sarracenia Adrian Slack should be named as a registered cultivar. I do remember Peter D'Amato and probably Barry Rice being overly excited about this plant, and being a teen at the time, I didn't quite grasp how historical that day would become.
OK sunny days ahead, I'll post another photo shot in a couple weeks, lets see if Adrian Slack will color up. Its interesting to note how the plant had re-established itself and progressed from division shock. (Click on #2 tab of this thread and see June 18th, 2018 post.)
I recall back in late 2000 when I received the Dec issue of the ICPS journal. At first glance I said OMG! WTF is that! At that moment I felt like those girls screaming loud when they saw "THE BEATLES" for the first time. That's when it all started. That urge, that "I GOT TO HAVE IT" feeling. I said to myself, "I'm gonna get that f**N plant, I swear!" Y-all know what I'm talking about. Remember those days?
Photo below IS what I call the 'ICONIC Adrian Slack Portrait'. The vanity and complexion of this plant that had infected many CP growers around the world with such lust at that time. It was unbelievable! Not a Lamborghini, Not a ROLEX watch, NOT Bo Derek! "This is a plant" .... Eleven years later from that May 2000 experience I finally had the plant in my procession. I can say that same AS plant in my possession, in that photo below, has NEVER grown to look like that ever since. I rarely see the plant color up to resemble that Dec 2000 ICPS cover photo. It does, just not often. Yet, I'm satisfied to have it and its so fun to watch it grow ever season.
ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Volume 29 Dec 2000
S. Adrian Slack photo by Bob Hanrahan ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Volume 29, Dec 2000, Page 117
3. New soil produces colorful traps. My plants in three year old soil are not colorful at all. The plant resumes its color once back in new soil.
Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried giving it peat tea or maybe soaking a bunch of chopped up pine needles in the water for a few days before watering to see if it makes any difference? Any theories on why it responds so well to new soil?
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Post by scryllarus on Apr 12, 2021 11:34:57 GMT -5
I've had Adrian slack for 2 years now, last year it was almost all green, with white lids. This year its giving me some nice color, after getting some fresh media. I've also found it to be one of my more vigorous plants, very first to wake up right as March began, and grows fairly fast. It went from a single growth point rhizome to a 7 growth point plant within a season.
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
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sarrseens: How about $50
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