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Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia (leucophylla x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’
Recent Fall Pitcher
Select Clone from a cross I did a few years ago.

Summer Update Photo Dump

Hello all you beautiful people! Yeahhh, I know — It seems like it has forever since I’ve posted anything here. Yeah, things have been pretty busy outside of the garden the past couple of months but rest assured I still make time to go down and recharge my soul in The Asylum. The plants are all still doing good, but it’s that weird in-between time for me now. Spring pitchers already are burning out (thanks to my early season start) and pitchers of the autumn-indulging plants are just starting to form. Anyway – here’s a quick and dirty photo-update-reel from the past few weeks.

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Sarracenia oreophilaSarracenia oreophila – for the most part the spring pitchers are gone. Still a pitcher here and there looking ok.

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’ I had this one seriously cramped pot of of these seedlings and repotted those seedlings into these four trays. You can see the old foliage all floppy n’ crud but they’re all throwing up new pitchers. Should be a pretty interesting cross.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x leucophylla "Mesa Exotics"Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x leucophylla “Mesa Exotics”
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone FSarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F

Sarracenia leucophylla "Helmut's Delight"Sarracenia leucophylla “Helmut’s Delight”

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'Sarracenia lecuophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensisSarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis – Ware Co., GA

Sarracenia flava var. autropurpureaSarracenia flava var. autropurprea

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora - lidlessSarracenia flava var. rubricorpora – lidless

Sarracenia flava var. ornata - lidlessSarracenia flava var. ornata – lidless

Sarracenia flava - Brunswick Co., NCSarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava "Extreme Red Throat"Sarracenia flava “Extreme Red Throat”

Thanks Eric!FREAKIN’… THANK YOU ERIC!! So not that long ago a really awesome surprise came in the mail from Eric Morrow. After a somewhat really bad week for me, this surprise was a huge pick-me-up. By the way – check out Eric’s Instagram feed for some Sarracenia-heavy updates: @sarraceniacrazy!

Sarracenia (Leah Wilkerson x oreophila) x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla)Sarracenia (‘Leah Wilkerson’ x oreophila) x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman
In my clean up of plants this year, I was glad to have found this baby barely surviving. I salvaged what I could and glad it’s recovering nicely!

Sarracenia 'Royal Ruby'Sarracenia ‘Royal Ruby’

Sarracenia "Blood Moon"Sarracenia “Blood Moon” – new pitcher unfolding.
Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia 'Black Widow'Sarracenia ‘Black Widow’ coloring up.

Sarracenia lecuophylla "burgundy" x flava var. maximaSarracenia lecuophylla “burgundy” x flava var. maxima
Cross by James Soe Nyun

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava var.rubricorpora x leucophylla) - Double Header!DOUBLE HEADER! Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var.rubricorpora x leucophylla)
(Ehh… forgot to note which clone this was…)
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava var.rubricorpora x leucophylla) - Clone 4Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var.rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 4
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia alata - AFSarracenia alata – AF

Sarracenia minor - AFSarracenia minor – AF

Sarracenia flava AF - Shalotte - Brunswick Co., NCSarracenia flava AF – Shalotte – Brunswick Co., NC

Sarracenia flava AF - Telogia - Liberty Co., FLSarracenia flava AF – Telogia – Liberty Co., FL
Kinky lip on that pitcher for some reason, heh!

Sarracenia flava 'Suspicion'Sarracenia flava ‘Suspicion’

Sarracenia "Green Monster"Sarracenia “Green Monster”

Sarracenia "Green Monster" F2Sarracenia “Green Monster” – F2
This one is reflecting a lot of S. leucophylla color influence

Sarracenia leucophylla AF x flava 'Suspicion'Sarracenia moorei AF – parentage: Sarracenia leucophylla AF x flava ‘Suspcion’
Cross by Aidan Selwyn.

Sarracenia "Monster Cat"Sarracenia “Monster Cat” (“Cat” short for “catesbaei”)
Cross by Jerry Addington.

Sarracenia "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”

Sarracenia willisii x alata "red/black"Sarracenia willisii x alata “red/black” from Eric Morrow, Cross by Michael Sprouse.

Sarracenia willisii x alata "red/black"Sarracenia willisii x alata “red/black” from Eric Morrow, Cross by Michael Sprouse.
Sibling to the plant above.

Sarracenia willisii x alata "red/black"Another angle of the above Sarracenia willisii x alata “red/black” from Eric Morrow, Cross by Michael Sprouse.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x (rosea "Big Mama" x leucophylla "Purple Lips")Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x (rosea “Big Mama” x leucophylla “Purple Lips”)
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" x alata 'Night'Sarracenia ‘Alucard’ “Prince of Darkness” x alata ‘Night’
A cross I did a few years ago. Had a few of these growing in one pot, and the pot self culled itself. I recently repotted the survivors (strongest of that bunch…) and they’re putting up some promising young pitchers.

Sarracenia (minor x willisii) x purpurea ssp. purpurea) x leucophyllaSarracenia (minor x willisii) x purpurea ssp. purpurea) x leucophylla
Another neat little seedling of a cross I did that is reacting well to the repotting from earlier this year.

Sarracenia flava "widemouth" x (leucophylla "red" x minor var. okefenokeensis)Sarracenia flava “widemouth” x (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis)

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’
I repotted most of these plants into individual pots only this year. They seem to have liked that.

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’
Sibling to the one above it. The whole litter has everything in between both of these forms and color schemes. Gotta love the diversity.

Sarracenia oreophila "veined" x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila “veined” x ‘Adrian Slack.
S. ‘Legacy’ like!

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata) x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia 'Alucard' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia ‘Alucard’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia (oreophila x 'Royal Ruby') x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (oreophila x ‘Royal Ruby’) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson'Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’

Sarracenia 'Legacy'Sarracenia ‘Legacy’

Sarracenia leucophylla "Hanrahan" x alata AFHere’s one of the more recent crosses I did – Sarracenia leucophylla “Hanrahan” x alata AF. I’m excited about this one because… well… it’s an AF recessive S. areolata and can’t wait to use it in future AF projects. And… it’s fuzzy!

Drosophyllum lusitanicumNot a pitcher plant but… sheeyat, I’m loving how this Drosophyllum is doing.

A Visit to Jerry’s – June 2015

Earlier this month my carni-bro Kinjie and I had the pleasure of visiting Jerry Addington. (Ron, great seeing you too!) It is always an honor and a joy spending time with Jerry. No matter how much time I spend there –  I simply can not comprehend the amount of botanical beauty and badassery that is present. I won’t even try to describe it – so hope you enjoy a few photos from this visit!

Highlight photo reel in the post below, full photo set in the slideshow. Check out the full Screen slideshow here.) Enjoy!

And Jerry – as always, thank you for your generosity and kindness. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to so many others. You’re awesome man.

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(Full Screen slideshow here.)
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Addington June 2015Jerry. And that shirt tho.

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Addington June 2015 5:37 AM at Jerry’s. Beauty.

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Addington June 2015-216Ugh. I just love this leuco! Short stubby lid, and it’s pubescent!

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Addington June 2015-287 This one is for you, Jenn.

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Addington June 2015-344Sarracenia on the road – Mt. Shasta in the back ground!

Addington June 2015Had to share this shot. On the road back home, we were in Shasta County somewhere. It was 107°F and the sky was falling.

Addington June 2015 #SelfiesWithJerry!

Seedling Fray

Things in The Asylum are still moving along. One area of the greenhouse that I am constantly battling is this mess. I’ve jokingly been saying the seedlings are in “self culling mode.” (Well, maybe I am not so joking about it.) I say this because the strongest continue to grow out while the weak ones just seem to self-compost.

Sarracenia seedling clean upThe mess.
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There are so many young plants in this pile o’ foliage that have some great potential. Here are just a few from the fray that I’m feelin’. So many more gems in this mess. Stay tuned as those will be included in future updates.
Sarracenia (rubra spp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis) x 'Scarlett Belle'Sarracenia (rubra spp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis) x ‘Scarlett Belle’
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Cross by Co

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Cross by Co

Sarracenia "Blood Moon" x ('Leah Wilkerson' x 'Wilkerson's Red')Sarracenia “Blood Moon” x (‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Wilkerson’s Red’)
Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia moorei "John David King" x (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. cuprea)Sarracenia moorei “John David King” x (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. cuprea)
Cross by Cédric Azais

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. cuprea) x moorei "Timothy King"Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. cuprea) x moorei “Timothy King”
Cross by Cédric Azais

Sarracenia 'Jessica' x (leucophylla "red" x purpurea heterophylla #1)Sarracenia ‘Jessica’ x (leucophylla “red” x purpurea heterophylla #1)
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness"Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Alucard’ “Prince of Darkness”
Cross by Co

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., clone A x B - OP Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., clones A x B x ? It’s one of those lost label pollinations. (ARGH!)

Sarracenia leucophylla AF x flava 'Suspicion'Sarracenia “Big catesbaei” x “Pride” – Two diffrent siblings.
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia leucophylla “Burgundy” x flava var. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "Burgundy" x flava var. maximaSarracenia leucophylla “Burgundy” x flava var. maxima
Cross by James Soe Nuyn
Quite the lovely color palette on this plant. Great work, James!

Garden of Coe – 16 May 2015

Back on 16 May 2015, I had the pleasure of visiting my bro Kinjie’s garden. This visit was quite the whirlwind weekend in the Pacific North West (PNW.) I managed to see both Kinjie as well as my friend, Derek in a time span of about 24 hours before heading back to the SF Bay Area. This mos’ def was not enough time! Kinjie has a brilliant collection of Sarracenia and I’m honored to have been able to witness his garden in person. (Kinjie, Allison and Siri – thanks for having me over!)

Hope you enjoy a few of these photos from the Garden of Coe!


Garden of Coe – 16 May 2015 – view in full screen.

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Coe 16 May 2015A man and his plants.

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Sarracenia “Chaos”

Many of the Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ crosses by Dr. Travis H. Wyman have just turned out fantastic and it has been a joy to watch the plants mature from seed over the years. The parent plant, Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ was created by Phil Faulisi, and breeding lines involving Phil’s prodigious reptile have yielded quite fascinating results. I can only imagine where these breeding lines will take us in the coming years. One plant that really catches my eye year after year is Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – clone #15. This plant sends up a beautiful disorderly mass of pitchers with the strong angular influence from Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose.’ This gives the plant a chaotic appearance, hence my (currently working/unofficial) name, Sarracenia “Chaos.” As the season progresses, the coloration will darken and turn to a deep red.

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia "Chaos"
Sarracenia “Chaos” – profile
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Detail of chaotic nectar roll.
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman