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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 Few Leucos

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone A
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla - TAHBWG Clone
Sarracenia leucophylla – TAHBWG clone, from extinct GA site.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Red"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Red” – clone received from Phil Faulisi. Fall pitcher recently opened and pitcher will get a darker shade of red as it matures. I really enjoy that dipping lip that it has.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Red"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Red” – clone received from Phil Faulisi. Fall pitchers recently opened and pitchers will get a darker shade of red as it matures. I really enjoy that dipping lip that it has.

Sarracenia leucophylla - Alabama
Sarracenia leucophylla – Alabama

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., Clone A x B
A large new pitcher inflating of Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL Clone AxB – cross by Wes Buckner.

Sarracenia leucophylla – Hurricane Creek White

The Sarracenia leucophyllas and their hybrids are putting on a show this time of year. Below are some frames of Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’. I received these plants from fellow Sarracenia-broski, Mike Wang. These plants originated from seed collected by Dr. Barry Meyers Rice from the original S. leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ site before the site was destroyed. The destruction of the site is a sad tragedy, and sites like these along with other natural habitats disappearing happen all too often. I’m glad that at least we have genetic representations of these plants in cultivation. I’m thankful that there are growers out there making sure that these genetics survive. Shine on, leucos… shine on!

Sarracenia leucophylla HCW A-2Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone A
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla HCWSarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone C
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone C

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone D
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone D

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone D
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone D

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

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

Back Home

Home sweet home! I recently returned from a family vacation up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It’s nice to be back, but I really do miss it up there. I got the chance to visit Karen Oudean and Jerry Addington and meet up with a couple other talented growers. (Kinjie and Phaedra – great to meet you! Brie – I’m sorry we missed you!) And yes, I’ll be featuring photos from that visit in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!

For now, here’s a few snapshots from within The Asylum. Great to be home.

Back Home
The Asylum. The Sanctuary.

Sarracenia leucophyllaSarracenia leucophyllas putting up some nice fall foliage.

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

Sarracenia alata - maroon throat
Sarracenia alata – maroon throat

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x “Green Monster”

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips" x flava "widemouth"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips” x flava “Widemouth”

Sarracenia flava var. maxima x flava 'Suspicion'
Sarracenia flava var. maxima x flava ‘Suspicion’

Oh Hai! Even the Nepenthes are looking happy to see me back home!

Nepenthes izumiae x ramispina
Nepenthes izumiae x ramispina – new pitcher forming

Nepenthes "Song of Melancholy"
Nepenthes “Song of Melancholy” – pitcher opening up!

Nepenthes ventricosa x talangensis
Nepenthes ventricosa x talangensis

N. ventricosa X Tiveyi
Nepenthes ventricosa x tiveyi

Nepenthes thorelii x aristolochioides
Nepenthes thorelii x aristolochioides

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I returned home packing my suitcase with a few plants from Jerry. (Thanks again, Jerry!) The plants have made the trip back safe and sound and have been potted up. Here’s a couple of the plants that made it back with me.

Sarracenia oreophila hybrid
Sarracenia oreophila hybrid

Sarracenia 06-02
Sarracenia “06-02″  – sibling to Sarracenia “Jerry’s Goliath”
Parentage is uncertain, however Jerry suspects that S. ‘Doreen’s Colossus’ is involved somehow with Sarracenia “06-02″ and Sarracenia “Jerry’s Goliath.”

Lecophylla Season

It’s that time of year again! Sarracenia leucophyllas putting up their fall pitchers. It’s the start of the season’s final show before the plants settle down for their winter dormancy…

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips"Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips”

Sarracenia "Wilkerson's Red Rocket"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Wilkerson’s Red Rocket”

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

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

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co, FL

Sarracenia leucophylla AJ01
Sarracenia leucophylla – Clone AJ01

Sarracenia 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone C
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone C

Sarracenia 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone D
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone D

Sarracenia 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone D
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone D

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

Leucophylla – The Fall Classic

OH YEAH! I am still BUZZING from the SF Giant’s win last night — clinching the NL Pennant! Next stop: World Series – The Fall Classic. A magical time of year. If you’ve been following my (ever increasing SF Giants influenced) tweets you’ll know that I pull for this team and represent in my garden here, pollination here, 2011 parallels here, pitcher plant companion catcher plant here, and Sarracenia SF Giants tattoo here. Be sure to check out this very awesome post: Why Gardening is Just Like Baseball – by John Markowski.

In light of The Fall Classic, I wanted to share some images of another fall classic: Sarracenia leucophylla. Fall is the season when these plants (and their hybrids) really shine. They put out their best pitchers during this season – almost as if to celebrate an epic season, and give us one last hurrah before heading off into their winter rest.

Enjoy the photos…and as always: LET’S GO GIANTS!

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips”

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips”

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Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL
Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL

Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL
Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL

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

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Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL A x B-1
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL
Clone A X B, by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL clone A x B
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL
Clone A X B, by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL clone A x B
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL
Clone A X B, by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla, Franklin Co., FL clone A x B
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL
Clone A X B, by Wes Buckner

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Sarracenia leucophylla "Burgundy"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Burgundy”

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Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' Clone DSarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’
Mike Wang, Clone D

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Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone FSarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’
Mike Wang, Clone F

New Growth

Oh the festivities of this last move… again, it was FUN! It really is amazing how much difference lighting can make. Plants look happier! (Oh, I can almost hear them signing the Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! song…) Even in that last holding area, the plants have been reacting well. YES, there’s a ton of unsightly pitchers flopping all over the place as you may of noticed in the last post – but there’s a few new leaves springing up that signify something better is on the way! Late fall and winter is going to be fun trying to clean all this stuff up. That is a wonderful time of the year. That’s when my hand forged Katana blade comes out.  Like this. And like this. The blade is great for trimming as well as security. Hell, might as well make this fun, right? Here’s some photos that Dahlia and I took below of some plants throwing up some new growth…

Greenhouse Move 2012 - Stage II

A forest of poopie colorless floppy pitchers. Bleh! This is a result of the horrid low light conditions at the old spot. On the plus side, I am hoping that this increased leaf area will promote additional photosynthesis to make up for lost time. I hope that the plants are taking in additional light and storing that in energy in their rhizomes for some phat pitchers next year! At this time next year, watch how different these plants will be looking!

Garden Move Stage II

 Even in the fray of poopie floppy foliage, there’s some new growth! Freshly opened pitchers look promising! Seeing a sight like this is encouraging.

Garden Move Stage II

More new upright foliage in a sea of floppy.

Garden Move Stage II

Sarracenia leucophylla looking bright!

Garden Move Stage II

A new pitcher opens up on this antho free mystery hybrid with another on the way. This came from a cross of S. mitchelliana x ‘Leah Wilkerson’ done by Wes Buckner. If it really is an antho free mutation of this cross, that would be very “amazeeeeeballlllllzzzzzz!!!”.  Read about this cross here. I am in love with the elegant shape of this violent vase of a plant.

Garden Move Stage II

Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ by Brooks Garcia looking hawt with the new pitcher opening up! Lovely flush of pink, but that will go to white hawt once it gets going in the strong light.

Garden Move Stage II

New pitcher getting nice and juicy colored – Sarracenia [(rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii] x ‘Adrian Slack’ – a cross I did in 2009, same year that California Carnivores did their cross. I am guessing the same parent plants were used.

Garden Move Stage II

Another angle of a new pitcher of Sarracenia [(rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii] x ‘Adrian Slack’.

Garden Move Stage II

Sarracenia moorei “Orange Glow” x ‘Adrian Slack’ looking almost translucent. A cross I did back in 2009. I’m hoping that white on that hood really picks up in this light! Who knows. Let it grow, let it glow.

Garden Move Stage II

The top of this S. oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ clone getting frosty! Another cross I did back in 2009. Yeah, you can see I went a little nutzo with S. ‘Adrian Slack’ that year. Ironically, the next 2 years, the plant never flowered for me. Let’s hope for blooms next year!

Garden Move Stage II

In focus left, Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ (from Mike Wang. Unfortunately, I didn’t note which clone this was before taking the photo…) and to the right, Sarracenia mitchelliana, anthocyanin free. Some new pitchers that sprang up in the temporary holding location.  Radness.