Some more pics of a few alatas that seem to have potential. First off is this potentially a black alata, which by the way colors up easier at this time of the year compared to the two proven MKA28 and MKA58 black alata clones! This is really exciting, if it does turn out to be a black one, I think it'll be one of the best ones out there:
How do you know the clone is special? This picture explains it all:
For those of you who grow alatas, you know it's dang hard to get even the proven clones to color up consistently if you're growing them outdoors. Sometimes, you have to wait until the fall or early winter to see their earliest color potential.
I'm pretty sure alatas are going to be much more interesting in cultivation very soon, many "new" clones from this massive pheno hunt have been discovered, like this unusual red clone that so far consistently (for the second year in a row) colors up all the way in the summer, even outdoors! That's pretty unheard of for an alata, and if this clone is that easy to color up, this clone will be the holy grail for breeding red alata color forms:
This one is PDCG (pretty darn cool, guys!):
some exciting rubrioperculatas, but this is probably an atrorubra (ie. it'll probably turn all red later on in the season):
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2021 13:11:40 GMT -5 by meizzwang
I did a seed increase on my leucophylla populations from Baldwin Co, AL and did a massive grow out to pheno hunt. These were all regular leucophyllas crossed with each other, but I was hoping that some recessive alba genes were hiding in there somewhere.
I didn't count how many thousands of seedlings had to be grown out to find this one gem, but it was a lot! You can tell, based on the fact that it's signficantly white even though it's still tiny, that this will be a standout alba. Most albas from Baldwin Co, AL are hard to tell if they're going to be standout clones until years later, which is why this seedling is so significant:it's as white as hurricane creek white, but zero HCW's were involved in making this seedling! This little plant look a lot like some of the washington Co, AL albas when they're just babies!
I don't have any albas from Baldwin Co, AL that both color up easy and turn as white as HCW clones, so if this one does turn out to be that way, it's a very significant find!
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