Young flava var. rubricorpora F30mk Liberty Co. FL. "Deep red pitcher with large dipping lids". At opening the pitchers present a striking yellow/red contrast. 3 weeks later, the plant takes on the appearance of a flava var. atropurpurea : deep red becomes de rigueur. The color will intensify over time to purple ; it's a large and vigorous plant.
Winter is beginning to bow out ; cold, snow, frost, wind and rain passed over the plants. All the ballot boxes are destroyed by winter… all of them? No ! Because one plant, and more particularly a pitcher, among the entire collection has withstood the frost of the cold season and observe how it dares to face spring. It is a summer pitcher of S. minor var. okefenokeensis - near Watchtower, Okefenokee, Clone C which, of course, is starting to show some signs of weakness but what still looks like : a real last-ditch !!
March 28, 2021 : 1st plant and 1st flower of the whole collection : the flava - SFA-011C JPR "Large elegant form of cuprea with pronounced red veins and magnificent bronze lid from the Adrian Slack collection".
Interesting. Often there are zero signs of a grandparent in the flowers if it was of a different colour, so considering some Florida plants can have reddish sepals I wouldn't be surprised if it was possible for flavas to ''mutate' and display some red.
Changes in growing conditions : the Sarracenia move from open air 1st floor (importance of the wind), orientation S-SW, sun from 11:00 a.m. => until sunset to full south, sun from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on the ground.
And I'm starting to see some surprises. Thus the Sarracenia oreophila "Typical form. M. Brausse. Germany" was indeed a "typical" form ; not enough to panic a fly to rush there (Pic 1 & 2). However, the very small orange border should have put me "in my ear". This year it turns into oreophila var.ornata with the most beautiful effect : what dress, what colors and what decorations, The face exposed to the sun being the most colorful => a real visual happiness that I never tire of.
Conclusion of the story:
1 - My growing conditions, which I thought were good, were not optimal. 2 - The quantity of light intervenes (which I already suspected, but it seemed to me that they had enough light). 3 - The quality of light (in the morning) seems to have a major role in the coloring of the pitchers (which it did not have). I think there will be other surprises to come….
Flower of SHY-134 JPR (= S.flava atropurpurea Black Water X S.flava var.atropurpurea. All red form). Both parents have a yellow flower but the hybrid has a pretty salmon hue : the mysteries of genetics ...
For those who like S. flava var.ornata : a young selection from F88MK x 'Horyna'. Particularly dark veined, it is thinner and more tinted than its mother. Let's wait for the rest of the season….
The F131E MSrba has the characteristic of being similar to a 'Waccamaw' at opening. The dark red / bright yellow contrast is impressive. This resemblance only lasts a few days, then the inside of the pitcher slowly turns dark red. Over time the pitchers become very dark. The flower petals have a little red.
Here it is in the company of the F18MK (Giant robust clone. Huge pitchers with large pitcher opening and prominent throat marking) which, this year and under my growing conditions, becomes golden yellow and literally takes the colors of a 'Godie' flava.
S.flava var. atropurpurea: - The 130H MSrba which looks like a 'Waccamaw' when opened, then the inside of the pitcher darkens over time. The flower is delicately washed in red. It is taller and more slender than the 130F MSrba.... -... which opens already well veined and which darkens immediately ; the petals are completely yellow. It is more massive, the opening of the pitcher is larger and its red is darker than the 130H. Conclusion : although having the same parents, the 2 plants, resulting from the same cross, have different phenotypic characteristics.
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