I don’t have much to show in terms of sarrs, because thereve been issues with wind and bugs, but I’ve got a few pics. I’d though I’d share them now that I’m back for summer.
First up is one of my NOID sarrs — it’s actually a pretty plant. It colors up nicely, has decent sized pitchers, and red flowers. This is one of two pitchers that hasn’t been decimated by wind, sadly. It also didn’t flower this year because of a late cold snap.
EDIT: Would I be wrong to assume that this is a rubra of some kind? The pitchers are all about 1’ tall, and the spring ones tend to be weak and floppy.
Next up is my S. rosea — I love this one. It’s super colorful and has a nice hood. Unfortunately, something nibbled off the top of the other new pitcher!
Last but not least, a couple flytrap photos.
In other news, the big, huge hunk of rhizome I got from CC appears to be a lecuophylla — from what I could tell from a half eaten pitcher it put up. It’s been putting up more phyllodia type pitchers — probably because it had no growth points when I got it. It’s got like 10 or more now though, so it should be great next year.
It’s gotten to that time of the year wherein my flytraps stop coloring up well. They’re still putting out great sized traps, and even the little division I took off this spring (which was maybe 1.5” wide) is now putting up traps like .75” long! I’ll have a lot of seeds this year — only one of the stalks still has any flowers though.
Last Edit: May 22, 2018 17:43:48 GMT -5 by alexintx
Let me be the first to officially welcome in the summer! This next week, we’ll have highs sitting at around 100°, with lows around 75°. Certainly summery enough for me Fortunately, it’s not too muggy (dewpoint is around 65°).
This spring didn’t go all that well for my plants — between clouds, wind, bugs, and a late freeze, they had some issues, as you can see below. Fortunately, they’ve still got a month or two of solid growth ahead of them before the heat shuts them down.
First up is my oldest NOID plant (I think it might be a rubra or a rubra hybrid): See all those half pitchers? All of those were snapped in half by wind before they matured :/ This guy didn’t flower this year because of a freeze in mid or late February after my plants were already waking up. This new pitcher is just starting to color up: I think this is a decently pretty plant — the pitchers are actually coloring up nicely this year, now that it hasn’t been transplanted or divided: I’m excited to see the fall crop of pitchers.
Next up is my big old hunk of rhizome that lost its growth points in shipping. I’m pretty sure this is a lecuophylla, from one pitcher (whose top was eaten off...). It’s mostly put up phyllodia, which I kind of expected considering it didn’t have a single growth point. This’ll be pretty great next year, now that it has 10 growth points. Here’s the pitcher whose lid was eaten: And a new pitcher:
I know I shared a similar picture a few days ago, but I can’t get enough of my rosea — it’s gorgeous IMO: We had some rain, and it managed to catch a bunch of stuff, including a queen ant!
Next up is a surprise — I took some leaf cuttings from my Drosera spatulata to try outside, and one has lived against all odds — tiny size, inconsistent watering, flooding, heat, and cold: I’m gonna leave it out through the heat of summer and the cold of winter — this is the Beenak variety, and while we’re warmer in the summer and our winter extremes are colder than its native habitat, overall, our climate is more or less similar.
Last but not least, a wide shot of some flytraps enjoying some slight shade from the afternoon sun (it was about 98° when I took these pictures).
Last Edit: May 26, 2018 17:19:24 GMT -5 by alexintx
Great pics everybody!osmosis cool clones very well grown too - many of those still aren't in the USA. F62 looking like a very sweet cuprea / ornata - will have to add that to my list. You might be onto something with the F27s - my clone b has been significantly darker than the others the last 2 years. That F149 is choice and will darken up a lot more - perhaps almightydolla can post some shots of his?? Here are a few shots from around the collection last week - things are already so much farther along that when these pics were taken! Overview of the flava beds - not a bad view out the living room window Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Red flavas beginning to get color - these look pretty but overall the red plants need about 2 more weeks: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr flava rubricorpora L x Best Liberty Co. FL ready to pop! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr flava atropurpurea MK F27b Blackwater State Forest - this clone is a tad darker than the others I have, but they all open with reddish bronze tubes and copper lids, and darken gradually to solid red: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr S. flava "Pocahontas" in full hedge mode: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr The leucos are a couple weeks behind the flavas as usual but this incredible red (Walton Co. x Franklin Co.) seedling didn't get the memo - I'll be keeping my eye on this guy in the future! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr This is the first season my lidless flava ornata has had substantial pitchers and I'm loving this little weirdo: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
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