The S. flava F124 MK "Don Schnell red tube. Plant originally brought in by David Taylor in the 1970s. Extremely dark maroon pitchers, almost totally colored with nearly no green showing" in the company of the fantastic S. flava var. ornata Andrew Marshall Clone. The very dark & intense veins hardly diffuse the red on a pitcher which yellows in the sun. The dark red of the veins is as intense as on the Don Schnell. The contrast of the two side by side is spectacular.
Color in flava var.atropurpurea ; photos of this spring (May 30) with a lack of sunshine with plants in full coloring, here is a comparison of coloring. As the intensity of coloring varies a lot with the retouching on photos, it is interesting to carry out a comparison.
The 131A MSrba on the left and the 129B MSrba on the right : two dark plants. The camera's photocell has great difficulty "capturing" the overtones of colors. These are very dark purples and not reds (like the poppies in the background which are true red).
We keep the same and in the foreground we add the F124 MK (= Don Schnell red tube. Plant originally brought in by David Taylor in the 1970s. Extremely dark maroon pitchers, almost totally colored with nearly no green showing). A benchmark in this field. The Schnell is smaller, the peristome is more hemmed and developed. At this point, he seems to win the title of Darkest.
Then we add the 130F MSrba leaving the others in the same place (therefore in the foreground on the right). The pithcher is much larger than that of the Schnell, the coloring appears identical, whatever the orientation of the shot. The shape of the pitcher appears more perfect in the Schnell. So the F124MK is the darkest? Not sure.
Here it is compared to a serious challenger (right): the SHY-055-JPR (= S.flava var. Rubricorpora x S.flava var. Atropurpurea. Superb). A big difference : the F124 MK is already purple inside the urn when opening while the SHY-055-JPR is clearly a rubricorpora which remains yellow inside the urn, which plays on the harmonic vibrations visible outside the urn.
Then here they are in comparison both with another dark reference : the F149MK, on the left in the photo (= Wewahitchka, FL (W). This is probably the darkest red tube flava in cultivation. As illustrated on page in Stewart McPherson's book, “Pitcher Plants of the Americas”).
At this stage the Schnell still seems to come out first on the podium ; there again the F149 MK is a rubricorpora which is quite yellow inside the urn when opening but whose veins are as dark as in the Schnell.
And to finish, the Schnell in the company of the F18MK (= Giant robust clone. Huge pitchers with large pitcher opening and prominent throat marking). This one has a color of 'Goldie' this year and the two plants side by side bring out their respective colors by accentuating them even more.
It will be interesting to redo the same family portrait in the middle and at the end of the season.
Sarracenia oreophila "Pink Lip, SL O 093 selected clone from Stefan Lenssen". The side "Pink lip" had escaped me somewhat last year. And for good reason…. I thought the light conditions were sufficient (sun of 11 am => until sunset).
This year (sun from 8 am to 6 pm), the coloring has nothing to do with it and reveals a much more interesting plant, finally for those who like S. oreophila… As what, the morning light has a significant and unsuspected influence.
For your eyes only and for lovers of dark atropurpurea.
The F129A MSrba: a dark atropurpurea, large and beautiful well-made pitchers.
Then in the company of a young challenger : smaller size (but young plant), a little more intense shade of purple but above all coloring over the entire length of the urn, which is not the case with the 129A MSrba.
Reminder of the defending champion the F124MK "Don Schnell" (on the left), the challenger in the center and the F129A MSrba on the right: the game is over !!!
Arrival of another competitor (on the right): the pitcher are high, of a nice shape, the purple runs all along the urn to the base but the color is still a little pale ; it will have to wait and go for it before hoping to snatch the title.
New contender: the F186 MK (= ar. Rubricorpora, Wewahitchka, W, (AH). Very dark maroon pitcher). As for the color on the outside: it holds the comparison. The size is very high, the shape is a little below but above all it is a rubricorpora. Here again, it will have to wait until the end of the season and its maximum coloration to measure up. On the other hand it should be added that in this contender, he wins hands down the density of dark red phyllodes, including that of F124 MK (see previous winter topic).
Then, for fun and without competing, here is the F30MK (= Liberty Co. FL. Deep red pitcher with large dipping lids (WS)) on the right in the photo.
Then replaced by F167A MK (= Var. Rubricorpora Sumatra, Apalachicola National Forest, FL. (WS). Large, stocky deep maroon pitchers) which is a tall, large magnificent plant, very haughty. Here again we will have to come back at the end of the season for the color. (8)
We end with the 129B MSrba (still on the right), already presented but which has darken on colors since the last time. Everything is there: the shape of the pitcher as perfect, larger size, beautiful vigor and almost equality in terms of dark purple ...
The suspense remains total for this summer's race.
OOps forgot the pic .... Then replaced by F167A MK (= Var. Rubricorpora Sumatra, Apalachicola National Forest, FL. (WS). Large, stocky deep maroon pitchers) which is a tall, large magnificent plant, very haughty. Here again we will have to come back at the end of the season for the color.
From and by Guillaume Bily: a S. x moorei of unknown parents of a particularly luminous green-yellow as one goes up towards the lid ; the whole of the pitcher very finely highlighted with a few dark stripes. I am waiting to discover summer's and fall's colors….
Two Sarracenia oreophila var. ornata : Pink Lip, SL O 093 selected clone from Stefan Lenssen (left) & Marshall Co. 4, very heavily viened and red throat (right). The pink lip is about 50 cm long, the throat is very red and the lips are well defined. Young pitchers are getting colored. The Marshall Co is a smaller but very colorful plant. Pic July 3, 2021 and June 6, 2021 for the last Marshall one.
Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora 'Burgundy'. Large vigorous plant (over 80cm / 31.5 inch in the open air) with a burgundy contrast outside - characteristic yellow inside, red spot at the back of the throat and yellow lid at the opening tending to redden with time and exposure under the sun ; remarkable plant but susceptible to repotting: the year following transplantation, the full colors are not present, even on an adult XXL plant (last pic). Pic pitchers July 04, 2021, flower April 22, 2021
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