Thanks Salpinx! The lid size is very disproportionate-the pitchers are probably no taller than a foot (1/3 meter). Lids this size are usually on pitchers that are at least a meter tall (3ft).
On a different topic, I totally forgot to add these two pics of S. flava var. atropurpurea-this is the clone that is circulation here in the US-it's pretty nice and decently fast growing. The traps just opened, and the color will become more intense over time:
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2013 12:35:28 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Check out the veins on this unopened S. flava var. ornata 'Black veins' from Bulloch Co, GA:
S. oreophilas are a pretty dull green in the beginning of the season. I think there's a misconception that S. oreophilas are just this boring plant, and that most clones aren't very interesting. Some of my most colorful, heavily veined clones are solid green right now (ie. in the photo below, the plant in the center, slightly to the right with 2 solid green open pitchers is S. oreophila var. ornata 'Sand Mountain clone B: sarracenia.proboards.com/thread/322/oreophila-sand-mtn-clone-update ), so don't be fooled-S. oreophila puts on the best show during late summer and early fall. I still like them, even at this "solid green" stage:
Another shot of the S. oreophilas:
S. flava var. ornata Gulf Coast, FL. Formerly thought to be from Prince George Co, VA. IT seems like everyone wnats this plant, and I literally only have 2 adult plants left in the collection, haha:
S. purpurea ssp. purpurea Lake District of Muskoka, ON just starting to open up. Rob Co was able to get these plants to produce some gigantic pitchers this year-I haven't seen them that big since the late 90's, when they were grown by my friend Art Junier (the guy I got these from originally):
Last but not least, the population of Georgia S. purpurea ssp. venosa flowering for the first time:
Last Edit: Apr 15, 2013 23:54:09 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by Jonathan Mejia on Apr 17, 2013 21:11:50 GMT -5
Ok, time for me to chime in.
I keep most of my photos to myself, and I have a lack of light in my set up, but since I have migrated some plants to Donna's (my girlfriends) office on the 23rd floor of a Manhattan highrise, they have been getting some beautiful color!
These pictures were all taken on April 17! All the plants are grown indoors, so these pictures will be different than the normal greenhouse grown/outdoor grown plants you are all used to.
Lets start off with a plant I received from Mike. S purp montana f1 From Transylvania Co NC.
Interesting story about my shipment of plants. They were lost in the mail for about a week. I was worried they weren't going to make it, but they all arrived in perfect condition!
This plants new location is causing it to redden up quite nicely. And it is a very big plant
Next up, I set up a bog tank with many Sarracenia seedlings, some Utricularia, sphagnum, D. rotundifolia, and a ping! These are some OP seedlings I received germintated last year:
Another seedling I germinated last year. This one I got from Jerry's annual seed sale, and they were listed as S purpurea 'Fire Spirit' x S purpurea 'Avalanche'
And finally, a Drosera that is growing beside S montana:
Post by Jonathan Mejia on Apr 28, 2013 22:59:55 GMT -5
meizzwang Yeah, I noticed the difference in size from the older leaves as well. I thought this was due to lack of light (from when I had it in my apartment). However, all the new leaves from Donna's office are also massive, so maybe there is another reason.
Perhaps it is my growing medium? I used pure NZ Long Fibered Sphagnum. I know many other people use peat moss and perlite as well, or other types of mixes, but LFS just works well for me.
Interesting to note, the Liberty Co S. psittacina I got from you actually has SMALLER leaves than last year. I have to see what i am doing wrong, or maybe it just takes a bit longer to acclimate.
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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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
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