Post by Jonathan Mejia on Jul 1, 2013 20:59:08 GMT -5
I know you all hate me for not posting anything last month, but this month I am here with some cool stuff. I think. All of these photos were taken about a week ago, but eh, close enough!
First let me share the love with some free hugs, hedgehog style: Now onto the Sarracenia.
Lets start off with some office photos. This plant is a lot happier since being moved into the office. It's pitchers have stopped being scraggly, and have started to be upright! The color contrast has also improved. There was a problem with bugs, but I am using oil to get rid of them. This is Sarracenia coral:
Here is an interesting picture. Where do I start? From the left we see Utricularia livida flowers, There is a Sarracenia purp 'Avalanche' x 'Firespirit', an AF Sarracenia purp, and monster catesbaei x purp 'Ruffles'
This is a better look at the monster catesbaei x purp 'Ruffles'
This very interesting purpurea seedling from nova Scotia. Weird thing about this plant, I thought it was only one pitcher that had this trait, but all the siblings, even at home, have an unfrilled hood! I find this very weird, and cool. Yeah the hood is really smooth on this one, really smooth.
An OP seedling.
A flower stalk on montana in June? The flower was aborted (didn't get taller) but still opened up. I think the plant was confused because of the office environment. It was moved there just 2 months ago.
One last thing. I often get questions, what do they catch? They are in the office! Here is your answer:
That montana looks pretty gigantor Jonathan - well done! And Almightydolla your links were working yesterday but now are not displaying - too bad because that Doreen's Colossus is totally sweet! Welcome to the forum as well sir.
Interesting result from that cross, I would swear it was a rubricorpora if you didn't have it labeled otherwise.
Seems like red pigmentation is generally a dominant trait in Sarracenia, so if you cross a rugelii with an atropurp (that is perhaps really just an ultra-dark red tube...) you will get plants that look like red tubes. If you selfed those resulting plants though, you would get a mix of rubricorporas, rugeliis, and maybe some ornata-ish plants, because they are heterozygous for the recessive rugelii green tube. And if the atropurp parent itself had been heterozygous, the seed batch that produced this plant would have turned out about 50% rugelii!
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