2 beautiful spring pitchers for this leucophylla Slinter Hill Bog Preserve, which is not common among leucophylla ; a flava cuprea x atropurpurea with particularly shimmering tones .... Thank you Guillaume !!!
Some pictures from Guillaume's great collection: • A cross between two leucophylla: 'Mont Blanc' x 'Bocaza' which gives this very beautiful specimen with many spring pitchers, • Un x moorei BY guillaume himself : 'Shakra of the heart' => the observation goes without description (https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv48n1p34_39.pdf) • And finally, a var.atropurpurea flava from his personal collection
July 20, 2020: the season is well advanced for oreophila, whose summer phyllods are showing up (and even more). The spring pitchers are beginning to wither but in an ultimate spectacle, and if the light steps in, offer a whole chromatic palette ranging from yellowing green to the most carmine pink. In full light, with or without sun, against the light : N°1 to N°4 in a managed peat bog ; N°5 : S. oreophila var.oreophila "very giant" JPR SOR-003C. Promised: no photo retouching except for the framing.
The flava F27C MK from Mike King himself in my growing conditions : open air & full sun. Very nice shape of the pitcher (apart from the damage caused by hail ...) and very pretty glowing orange color inside it. The new generation, ready for this winter's division, has the same characteristics (which is not always the case). The red is harmoniously distributed throughout the pitcher and will intensify throughout the season, even if it will not wait for the darkest atropurpurea (see pic).
Invasive species, definition : exotic species to the environment in which it is introduced (voluntarily or involuntarily by humans) and which disturbs the balance of this ecosystem.
Arrived in France in 2004, this species has, today, colonized all the French territory. It is a very active predator that feeds on bees and capable of decimating entire populations of beehives. It also attacks flies and does not disdain nectar.
Here, in a situation of approaching flava var. ornata F88 MK "Solid maroon throat, Apalachicola National Forest, FL." and on the lid. A few moments later, it will be too late for him: he will slip into the pitcher, with no possible return. Sometimes the pitchers are full, which allows him to come out alive.
THE Famous S. x moorei 'Adrian Slack'. Although its genetics remain unclear, its appearance is a general flava-like appearance, with coloration influenced by leucophylla: an almost white operculum finely reticulated with green & purple (very attractive for the flies). The underside is just as reticulated, the peristome is a deep pink, the upper part of the pitcher is also reticulated and fenestrated.
The flava F43 MK "Purple tube, Milton, FL. (W). Orange slender wavy lidded pitchers which tinge purple when grown in very direct light". Everything is said in the title; slim & slender, it remains orange for a good part of the season. At the end of August, with the sun, the most exposed part begins to turn dark red thus offering an interesting contrast on the pitcher and/or the operculum (last 2 pic).
Good morning all, I discovered that my 'Goldie' made veins during its growth, in my growing conditions (open air & full sun). What about yours (and your growing conditions)? Does 'Goldmine' also make veins? Is there a strain of 'Goldie' that is totally vein-free, a bit like the flava var.maxima some of which ALWAYS stay entirely green? Thank you for your lights.
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