Visitors => two passing visitors arriving by air: • A very young white crab spider, on a flava var. atropurpurea, certainly blown by the wind. • A pseudo-scorpion, on a flava var. cuprea, arrived thanks to an insect.
The very famous F88MK "Solid maroon throat, Apalachicola National Forest, FL. (W)". In full light, against the light, young pitcher or more mature .... It's always a pleasure and a feast for my eyes and, I hope, for those of others.
Very young leucophylla var.alba of 1 year to the day. Small but promising ... Tiny crab spider in ambush then at another time of the day a small fly. The meeting will be missed for… .the survival of the latter…
Fall pitcher with well-defined white ocelli for this young sarracenia S x (L30A M.Srba x S. x moorei 'A Porais') "ABC2". From the L30A, it keeps the (very) large size and the red wing margin which contrasts with the surrounding green. From 'A Porais' it keeps two small dark corner spots and the white livery. Very nice specimen to see evolve. Well done Alcide !!!
Summer pitcher (dark purple) and fall pitcher at the opening of this very young and elegant sarracenia x (flava var.ornata 'Horyna' MS x 'Helmut Delight') "ABC1". Interesting how a "simple" ornata can infuse so much dark purple, over time, into its offspring. Well done Alcide !!!
Some flava var.atropurpurea develops a 'silvery' coloration at the peristome and the throat / column. The darker the purple the plant the silvery it becomes (F124MK). This coloring is not due to a bloom (waxy coating found in some dark (or light) fruits such as plums, grapes and which can be removed by rubbing). A shower removes this light variation that the plant recovers as soon as it is dry => it is therefore an integral part of its tissues. Example here on the 129AMSrba. In others, this play of light does not exist, tissus are 'more matte' thus giving an even darker tone to the plant.
Young sarracenia flava var. ornata "Andrew Marshall" ; a very "ornata" clone with its very dark veins, not very far from the "Black Veins". Beautiful plant which holds its colors well until very late in fall.
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