It’s been cool and super, super soaking wet here this spring. While I was at school and my parents were caring for my stuff, disappointingly, my Texas alata rotted from all the rain :/ I’m pretty sad about that: I really liked that plant.
Generally speaking, all the spring thunderstorms tend to beat the hell out of my plants, and this year has been no exception. Some stuff is looking good, though. Here’s my oreophila (thanks again jwalker!):
Drosera paleacea — I’m wondering when to bring these inside to protect from the heat:
My oreophila appears to have quit making pitchers for the year, but it has grown 3 additional growth points, bringing the total to 5!
The upper region of my catesbaei has begun infusing with a nice orangey color and has managed to keep its pitchers nice and upright, despite lots of rain.
My rosea looks nice, as always:
‘Judith Hindle’ x minor is starting to get decent color.
I also got a couple really nice looking flava ornatas and potted them up today — one has really nice very dark pinstripe-type veins with lots of reticulation under the hood and the other had some really nice net-like veins over the whole pitcher. I’m very excited about them!
Everyone's plants are looking amazing! and i was feeling a little left out of sarracenia game so here is a couple of photos of my very dormant purpureas.
photos taken 01/06/19 S. rosea, Near Sumatra, Liberty Co, Fl (Aidan Selwyn seed) lower left in shot is a cc's venosa shot from above you can see two separate clones from the same seed batch, very vigorous clone to the right and darker clone to the left different clone from above two with good colour in the lid
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