From the winter that would never end to high 80's - high 90's ever since .... my plants went into survival mode a month ago. Hence the lack of pics. Add drought to the equation and stress from growing much dryer during relentless heat, there is a cull in progress. There will be winners and losers in this process, but also a wealth of knowledge gained on what my plants can take in a 'bad' year. Spring traps cooked weeks ago and phyllodia is thick throughout the collection. The winners are hanging in there as I juggle buying distilled water and pushing my faucet RO system (LOL) to the brink as my rain water collection system (160 gallons max capacity) ran dry weeks ago. My troubles are at the opposite end of the spectrum from bogman . Anyway ... a few plants are starting to pitcher again, albeit in a stunted fashion, so the few pics I can muster I will show when possible. Hopefully with a break in the heat and some rain sooner than later, I may have something to show in the coming weeks. Here are a few I took today ...
S. flava ornata 'red lips'
S. leuco green and white Citronell, AL MKL2 Just got this one this spring.
My best bet is water on demand. I can get a 4 stage RO/DI 150 Gallons per day system that will connect to my outdoor hose. A bargain at $200 based on what I'm going through now. I think almightydolla is 'full on' greenhouse with ALL the bells and whistles. I'm WAY more ghetto than that ... hahahah I should have known I was due for a heatwave/drought situation ... but I was in denial til now.
Here are a couple of seedlings grown from Addington seed. This is their second season growing outside. Both are the exact same cross ... go figure. Almost exact opposites. Who knows if they'll amount to anything as I'm on the fence with both. I'll give them another year or two to prove their worth. I'll then act as judge, jury and possibly executioner.
(S. flava #75 x leuco #7) x 'Adrian Slack' Front Back
I've noticed a few people own this one. I think, if my memory serves me, I got it from Eric Murrow. I really like the frosty top, the red edge on the lid and, if you look close, you can see the throat blotch on the other side. Cool plant!
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