Just to add some more interesting info: I had a black veined flava last year that had very crappy looking, not too many veins and I almost tossed it out, but said what the hay, it's not taking up much space. I thought it was genetics because all the other plants in the same tray were heavily veined. Next season, it pushed out a heavily veined trap to my surprise!
Anyways, here's another clone of the improved black veins, these plants continue to impress. Look at how productive this clone is, there's so many traps! Photos taken 6/18/15:
Not green, not yellow, not red, but BLACK veins, yall:
very detailed veining under the lid, as with most black veined plants:
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2015 18:58:09 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Lookin hawt Mike! Yeah my plants have a gang of offshoots and have formed into nice clumps of veininess. Put my best clone into a 7" pot a couple weeks ago so it should be in full beast mode next season. I'm curious how tall these plants will get - mine are about 16-18" on the tallest pitchers this season and I have a hunch they will be larger next year as they mature more. How tall are yours Mike?
Calen: the clone above is less than a foot tall, although you remember that monster black veined flava Damon brought to the BACPS show? That was an unimproved plant. I bet these improved plants can get pretty big, but for most of us, they'll be slightly dwarf in height.
The really nice IBV clone Mike sent me 2 years ago (thanks Mike!!). These are fall pitchers. Not sure if it's a fluke but unlike most flavas, both years I've grown this clone it has produced solid traps all season long. This is common in flava seedlings - when young the plants crank out new traps all season - but then after flowering they assume the well-known seasonal pattern of heavy spring trap production that tapers into phyllodia growth past the summer solstice. This plant bloomed this spring, and it will be interesting to see if the pattern of strong late summer and fall trap growth persists as it matures further. I hope it does, because I never want to run out of Improved Black Veins to look at!
Yesterday I planted my improved black veins open-pollinated seeds to see what becomes of them. I must say, I've never planted seeds from ANY Sarracenia that were so "beefy." The seed lengths were average, but they were very thick and meaty, as odd as that may sound. OK, plump I guess.
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