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Sarracenia unknown hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia unknown complex hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’
Love the pink and white colors going at it in the upper portion of these pitchers.
Plant bred/received from private grower

Sarracenia leucophylla and friends

This year is really flying by. It felt like it was only moments ago where I had fresh spring pitchers and flowers in the Asylum… now I’m seeing more S. leucophylla and S. leucophylla hybrids starting to show their pitchers off. Tis’ the season! Here’s a few S. leucophylla and friends to greet the arrival of August…

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL - Clone A x B
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL – Clone A x B
Cross by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla - AJ01
Sarracenia leucophylla “AJ01”

Sarracenia leucophylla - Anthocyanin FreeSarracenia leucophylla – Anthocyanin Free

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 ASarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’
Whatta freak.

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Schnell's Ghost' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Schnell’s Ghost’ x ‘Adrian Slack’
Just cracked open not that long ago!

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Schnell's Ghost' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Schnell’s Ghost’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Still a very young seedling. They all used to be uber crowded in one pot…
that is until I placed them in group trays. Now they’ll have a little bit more time before getting crowded again. See the second photo of this post. There’s a few others out of this batch that are showing some really nice promise. Stay tuned. ūüôā

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Sibling to the one above.

Sarracenia "Peedough's Passion"Sarracenia “Peedough’s Passion” – Exact parentage unknown
From Lois Ochs (Thanks Lois!)

Sarracenia (leucophylla "red" x minor var. okefenokeensis) x 'Bugscoop'Sarracenia (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) x ‘Bugscoop’
One of my crosses from a couple of years ago. Showing some character now.

Sarracenia alata "red-black" x 'Kilimanjaro'Sarracenia alata red/black x ‘Kilimanjaro’
The Sarracenia leucophylla influence via S. ‘Kilimanjaro’ shines through on
new fresh pitchers, but as it ages it darkens to a rich deep red. Such a nice plant.
(Thanks, again Eric!)
Check Eric’s crazy Sarracenia inspired Instagram feed: @sarraceniacrazy!

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”¬†*(correction caught by Eric, tag mislabel!)
Sarracenia alata red/black x ‚ÄėKilimanjaro‚Äô
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”
*(correction caught by Eric, tag mislabel!)
Sarracenia alata red/black x ‚ÄėKilimanjaro‚Äô 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.

Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – one of my crosses from a few years ago. This year I finally got a chance to put each clone in a separate pot to keep track of them easier. I’ll eventually figure out a naming convention, but wanted to share this one for now. More photos to follow of the others later on. This particular plant has a beautiful red throat splotch contrasting against a white pitcher top. Hawt!

Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Here’s a really striking cross that was done by Mike Wang. There’s a few beauties that resulted from this crossing such as Mike’s select clone S. “Elaine Wang.” I’ll post a few more photos of the siblings of the below plant once their pitchers are open. This particular one started the season off with a bang! Great work, Mike!

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

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

A young plant from a cross I did some years ago. Not of blooming age yet. The mother/pod parent plant –¬†Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) – is a fantastic red moorei bred by Phil Faulisi. There are¬†some interesting variations going on with the siblings, and I’ll post some photos later on in the season. For now here’s one of the larger plants from the bunch. There’s some great coloration going on right now with this one.

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

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

Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ – Flower and Pollen

Adrian slack flower-1Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ flower

Pollination Tools

It is that time of year again when blooms are exploding all over The Asylum and I can’t help but dream about all the possible¬†pollination combinations. I actually did my first cross earlier last week. I selfed S. ‘Adrian Slack’. Now I don’t know if I will get any seed as I can’t seem to use S. ‘Adrian Slack’ as a pod parent. I know of a couple other growers who have the same issue. It could be a number of factors but this still won’t stop me from trying to use it as a pod parent whenever I have the opportunity. At least I’ve used the pollen in years past with great success.¬†I actually already had a few blooms in play before the S. ‘Adrian Slack’ bloom opened up. The first ones to open up this year were the S. alata plants, then the S. oreophila plants soon after. I could of went to town starting with those but I really am trying to be more disciplined with what I cross now. (At least until I either retire – or work with this¬†plant thing full time. Ohhh dayumn. You better watch out then!) Plus… this year I kinda need to catch up with this trimming and repotting of the other plants anyway. Now, this¬†doesn’t mean that I won’t do any crosses this year; it just means that I won’t do as many.¬†Maybe. Yeah… I tell myself this every year but let’s see if I actually stick with it this time around.

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' pollenSarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ pollen

The shot above is how I collect/store¬†the pollen. I simply use disposable shot glasses and then cover with another shot glass. Next I store it¬†in the fridge. Any similar type of container will work just fine. I usually use up the pollen within a month or so. I’ve gone up to about two months using fridge-stored pollen with success and¬†have never needed to really go beyond that. I have heard freezer stored pollen can last longer, but I’ve never tried it.

How about that pollen tho, isn’t it sexy? Doesn’t it turn you on?! I mean, what would you throw this pollen on?¬†Storing pollen gives me great flexibility and allows me to plan for¬†potential pollinations.¬†Good times! (By the way, for more pollen posts check out these past entries: here is one from 2013, and another nerdy entry from 2010. 20-freakin-10!¬†)

Pollen On BrushAww yeah… Ready for¬†some plant lovin’.¬†Bom-chicka-wow-wow.