Leucophylla Mesa Exotics x Alucard Prince of Darkness. Pretty much my model plant, with super strong pitchers that don't flop (getting to the point that if it flops, you gonna get tossed) and great coloration.
Here are a few things I'm excited about in my collection this year.
Timothy King. Received as just a lil' guy last year, now it's really shining.
(Oreo sand mountain x minor copper) x Purple Lips. Seeds from Mike Spouse. First year showing its true colors, and becoming more interesting every day. Truly funky. I can't wait to watch this throughout the season.
Hot Lips x Mesa Exotics. Seeds from Mike Sprouse, and grown by yours truly again. Stayed tuned on this one, too!
Well, the first tragedy of my 2019 season, but still a pretty good year otherwise. I've had this blood moon (mark reinke clone) for 3 seasons and it hasn't put up a good spring/summer pitcher for me yet unfortunately. It had awesome spring pitchers when I got it in the summer the first year, last year it was repotted and the spring pitchers were a bit thin and spindly as it settled in. This year I was excited to get my first nice spring pitcher, however unfortunately only one grew. Then a caterpillar must have thought it looked delicious, so I'll just have to wait until next year. The fall pitchers are usually a little thinner/less colorful for me on this clone. Oh well, at least it put up 5 flowers this year and I was able to get 3 crossed.
Start off this post with a couple pics from the bog. This year I tried something different. I used cut grasses to cover the bog and then in February/March (can't remember) I torched the grasses. So far this year, everything has come back, but some seems a little undersized, maybe due to fire, maybe due to needing some refreshing peat moss. Anyways, on the the pics:
Leah Wilkerson x Snowflake, with Mad Green Thing in the background. Past couple years LW x SF has been a reliable large performer, but this year seems stunted. It's rhizome is getting dense probably needs some dividing.
Mad Green Thing closeup
Now to the pots, this is a lovely French Moorei from Dean Cook, labeled "Moorei Doppleganger x Leucophylla White Top Green Veins "
Brought the purple/red hybrids out for a group photo
Here’s some of my plants. Here’s my most recent acquisition: S. flava ornata (Catalani x Black Veins). The pitcher in the center is the first to open up in my conditions — it hasn’t been open long enough to color up fully, but I’m super excited about it!
My oreophila may be in full summer mode, but it divided tons this spring: it’s gone from 2 growth points at the end of last year up to 7 right now!
My super vigorous NOID plant from CC has begun putting up the less floppy, more solid summer pitchers. Some are even getting coppery on top!
I’m pretty sure that my other NOID is a leucophylla. I had a bunch of rot problems last year, but I’m looking forward to the potential after seeing this pitcher!
My readii is finally putting up firm, strong pitchers with good color.
And my catesbaei is getting colorful.
I love the pink windows on ‘Judith Hindle’ x minor.
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