S. oreophila 'UCB' originally came from the University of California, Berkeley botanical gardens. This clone is unique in the sense that pitchers formed in late summer/early fall have a beautiful red throat:
A closer shot of the same pitcher:
During the spring/early summer, S. oreophila produces pitchers with less color, but nevertheless, they're still very interesting:
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2013 13:04:06 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by swampdonkey on Dec 6, 2011 14:33:33 GMT -5
I vote that Mike is given his own area on this forum for his pics only, otherwise what's the point of any of us showing ours?! It's like rolling into a car show w/ a Pinto only to see Mike show up in his Aston Martin DB9. ;D
You guys are funny, thanks for the compliments! I was hoping to inspire more people to post pics-seemed like an empty house that needed filling!
If it weren't for all the CP people I've chatted with over the years, this collection wouldn't be half as nice as it is! I hope to transfer that knowledge to as many people as possible so we can all enjoy this hobby to the max!
This forum is all about fellow Sarracenia enthusiasts, so don't be shy-we'd love to see what you have growing!
Hi Mike and Everyone! We are new here, and looking around the forum when time permits. Great oreo! Is this a single clone, or a group of similar clones? Have you ever selfed it or crossed it to another similar oreophylla? Thanks, and enjoying seeing everyone's plants and growing conditions.
This is a single clone from originally from UC Berkeley. The spring pitchers on the same exact clone look drastically different than the summer pitchers/early fall pitchers.
The good news is this UCB clone sent out several flower spikes this year, and in the next few weeks, I'm going to pollinate it with another oreophila clone that has an even more pronounced red throat. Pretty excited to see how that turns out.
The two plants probably won't have their flowers open at the same time, so I might only be able to get seeds from one flower.
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2012 20:18:50 GMT -5 by meizzwang
some new photos of the UCB clone, taken 8/9/13. The traps are consistently heavily veined, and if I'm able to get some fall pitchers, that's when you get the most colorful traps. These are late summer traps that are starting to color up:
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2013 13:08:31 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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
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