The original S. flava var. ornata 'black veins' from Bulloch Co, GA is the result of a selfed plant (F2 seedlings). Overall, while the plants are incredible because of their crystal clear veins with little pigment between the veins, overall, they are extremely slow growers. They are shy to bloom, and if they do bloom, a lot of the times, even with proper pollination, they won't set seed. For this reason, they are very rare in cultivation.
I've spent over a decade trying to breed this plant to maintain that spectacular shape, heavy, crystal clear veins, and increased vigor. After 3 generations of seed crosses and selectively breeding for vigor and heavy venation, that dream finally came true! Here's a preview to the new generation of S. flava var. ornata black veins: The only difference is that these new plants are now faster growing.
Below are photos of the improved S. flava var. ornata 'Black veins"-these are a year and a half old. The traps photographed just opened, and the veins on the top of the lid will get darker as the trap ages. Photos taken 8/16/13::
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2019 18:58:44 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Here's the parentage broken down in detail: (S. flava var. ornata Bulloch Co, GA clone B x ornata gulf coast, FL) 'select clone' x ornata Bulloch Co, GA clone SFL05X Much easier to call them "improved" LOL
Mike. You are a genius. I have a 3 year old (Bulloch Co GA x cuprea) seedling that is pretty much a black veins plant but very vigorous. When it matures my first priority is to back-cross it to a the Bulloch Co. plant I got from you (hopefully it will be in flower!) to try to get exactly the same result. Should be at least a couple seedlings that are crazy beautiful like the GA plants AND vigorous. You've got me beat by 5 years, but whatevs
Thanks guys! these are medium-small sized plants, but they're growing very fast and have drammatically increased in size this year. It's also interesting that the traps are in great shape for this time of the year, but that might be a "seedling phenomenon." All the traps on the parent plants are completely brown now.
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2013 15:16:53 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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