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Prodigious Progeny

Here are some up and coming youngsters,  most around 2-3 years old.
Presenting some prodigious pitcher plant progeny.

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

Sarracenia mitchelliana x 'Leah Wilkerson'
Sarracenia mitchelliana x ‘Leah Wilkerson’
Cross by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" OP
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” – OP

Sarracenia oreophila "Purple Mouth" OP
Sarracenia oreophila “Purple Mouth” OP
Seed originated from Jerry Addington

Sarracenia ((minor x willisii) x purpurea) x leucophylla "Purple Lips"
Sarracenia ((minor x willisii) x purpurea) x leucophylla)

Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila - Oudean Clone) x (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata)
Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila – Oudean Clone)
x (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata)

Sarracenia (mitchelliana x 'Royal Ruby') x (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata)
Sarracenia (mitchelliana x ‘Royal Ruby’)
x (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata)

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

Reptile Crossing Revisited

Hello fellow grower folks! With spring here, many pitchers are just exploding into growth. From the seedlings, I’m being constantly surprised with what’s coming forth.  Here’s an update on how these babies are doing from The Reptile.  For those of you who don’t know about Phil Faulisi’s S.’Reptilian Rose’ (a freekin’ rad hybrid), you can read up on it here.  I’ve first mentioned about the reptile crossings done by Dr. Travis Wyman in this post about 8 months ago in August, 2010.  The seedlings have gone dormant since then, had their pitchers trimmed back, and now that it’s growing season –  the pitchers are coming back with a vengeance.  There are still quite a few seedling plants sending out pitchers that I will update you on later once those have developed, but for now, this is the insanity that is going on.  Again, special thanks to Travis and Phil for their inspirational Sarracenia madness.

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Purple Lips"
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Purple Lips”

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Purple Lips"
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Purple Lips”

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

S. 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Flower Buds

 

In all places, then, and in all seasons,
Flowers expand their light and soul-like wings,
Teaching us, by most persuasive reasons,
How akin they are to human things.

And with childlike, credulous affection
We behold their tender buds expand;
Emblems of our own great resurrection,
Emblems of the bright and better land.

-From the poem Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sarracenia flower buds
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora flower buds