Much of the collection had been jammed packed into community pots and maintained that way for decades, these wherryi's were no exception to the torture! Well, they've since been freed from their completely decomposed soil: the pot had only about 10% of the original peat left in it, the rest were old roots!
These were definitely on their last legs this past winter, but then they got spaced out and planted into some fresh peat moss...they were spared the plant cemetery! A few of them are very interesting red forms that I haven't really ever seen grown to their fullest potential because they've been overly crowded and shaded by nearby plants for as long as I've had them.
Anyways, rubra wherryi has raspberry scented, red flowers in the spring, and their best show is in the fall, much like S. leucophylla. These plants are pretty tough and can tolerate a wide range of abuse, but they do best being grown like S. leucophylla (ie. not sitting in water constantly).
S. rubra ssp. wherryi Washington Co, AL, pics taken 7/23/20:
I got my eyes on this clone, it might color up even more during the fall! This really reminds me of an alabamensis clone I lost many years ago:
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5
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