Just like this little bug ... y'all will have to sit tight for any pics from the Peanut Gallery. After an above average March, as far as temperatures are concerned, most plants woke up raring to go. I had some nice 6-8" asparagus going ... then the weather turned fickle, and instead of covering everything up, I figured I'd do a 'test'. After all ... the low was only supposed to be in the 31F to 33F range. LOL. Well ... the low temp crashed to around 28F. Needless to say, some pitchers fared better than others. Flava rugelii and a few moorei didn't like the situation. The plants are fine ... but those pretty pitchers ... drooped like the Gateway Arch (St. Louis) in less than three days. Anything with oreo in the mix were fine. Purps and rosea? Not a scratch. No leucos had put up any growth ... thankfully. Anyway, things warmed up for a week or so, then this last week the whiplash weather here on the Great Plains decided to get cold again. This time with five straight morning lows below freezing. One as low as 25F. Good thing is ... I packed everything up and stuffed it back in my garage before this last cold blast came through. So, today ... April, 18th, my plants are finally outside for the duration of the growing season. Hip, Hip .... I'll have something for you to see in a few weeks. See ya then ...
Things are progressing here in the Peanut Gallery. Dodging hail and wind storms has been the norm ... comes with the territory I suppose. Here are a few pics. Still have a ways to go for color, however, as things have been unseasonably cool here in the middle of the country.
This clone I picked up from calen late last summer has proven to be quite the trooper. A vigorous grower that colors up even when I have clouds for days on end.
Wow. Clouds, clouds, clouds ... Really tough to get anything to color up right now ... so we have a ways to go on that front. Finally got on the bandwagon for this one. I think I was one of the last holdouts ... S. Reptilian Rose
Photos taken 5.23.20 This one is tough to beat ... S. Manky MK F70 It literally stands out like a glowing beacon in my collection. Got this one from almightydolla
My S. Doreen's Colossus is making a comeback after my huge clump freaked out on me. Now I have 5 smaller pots all doing much better.
Kind of a 'glamour shot' attempt at this one. I never stage plants or move pitchers to embellish the look of my photos. I take pics how they are growing in my collection. When I saw this ... I had to grab my camera! If you look closely you can see the damage caused by hail stones from a storm a few weeks ago. S. flava x oreophila Buckner clone acquired from calen
I'm liking most of the crosses I see with Alucard or Alucard select ... here are a couple of mine ... It's hard to tell in the pic but this one has some heft ... and vigor! S. Doreen's Colossus x Alucard
This is one of the biggest plants I have in my collection. In girth and height. It's even bigger than Doreen. Everything about it is gnarly ... grrrrr! S. Alucard select x oreophila
Thanks awkwardsilence. I picked that one up from the flava master almightydolla. He can give more detail, but I believe it will infuse orange as the pitcher ages. He is also the one who named the plant. I love it. It really sticks out in the crowd!!
Post by almightydolla on May 25, 2020 12:54:59 GMT -5
Manky was created in the UK by Mike King - it’s MKF70 - it was a select seedling he grew from Marston’s Exotics in 1996 per his grow list. Manky is British slang for sickly/dirty which describes its later season coloration as the red slowly infuses from the bottom up in a mottled splotchy pattern all while the lid stays green
Things are chugging along here in the Peanut Gallery. The heat is finally going to show up in earnest next week with stifling humidity due to the relentless amounts of rain as of late. The plants just hate cool spring weather, but I'm seeing a much improved response to warmer weather.
Here's a hedge of S flava ornata 'red lips' from Mikey Wangster ...
With a heat index of over 100F, I decided to do absolutely nothing today. When you have idle time to spare, your mind starts to wonder ... So ... guilty as charged ... I started to think about booty ...
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