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Weekend Assortment

Just a random spattering of Sarracenia snapshots for your weekend. Enjoy!

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Pale" 8Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 8
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
Weirdo.

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
You know I like them freaky.

Sarracenia "Blood Moon"Sarracenia “Blood Moon”
Parentage: Sarracenia “Wilkerson’s Red Rocket” x flava var. rubricorpora

Sarracenia 'Mesa Exotics'Sarracenia ‘Mesa Exotics’
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Green Hornet"Sarracenia “Green Hornet”
From Wes Buckner, who got it from Brooks Garcia. Thank you, gents!

 

October Update

Hi all! I am still alive. Geez, has it really been over a month since I’ve posted anything up on here? Yeah, it has been a busy month so far – and now that dormancy is fast approaching, things in The Asylum will get even busier! Divisions, repotting, cleaning, and reorganizing are all things that I hope will be done while the plants are asleep. (By the way, you can always catch me on the Instagram – @rco911 – in between blog posts.)

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Before the photo updates, just a couple things worth mentioning…

– A core member of BAPP and dear friend… moved to Oregon. I’m currently babysitting Derek’s plants. For the time being, his plants and my plants are getting along and playing nicely. 

– Mike Wang and I went on a lil’ Darlingtonia excursion earlier this month. Photos and video to be featured in a future post. You can read about *one* of the sites we visited in Mike’s post on the Sarracenia forums. Stay tuned for a future Darlingtonia update!

– Not plant related, but SF GIANTS ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES! AGAIN! YEAHHHHH!

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So anyyywayyyyyy… at this point in time, much of the greenhouse looks like this. Fugly.

OctoberDormancy. Time to bust out that katana blade and slice through this madness soon. 

BUT! There are still a few gems in that mess.

Although *most* of the Sarracenia pitchers are fading, things are still looking OK in the mini-greenhouse. This is a small 6 x 8 greenhouse with it’s own micro climate. Read more here. It’s more humid than the main house, and the temperatures seem to be a bit more stable. It does not get so hot in there during the day and (I am hoping) it does not get too cold in there during the winter. I can line this with bubble wrap and stick a small heater in there if need be during winter. I would not want to find myself stuck in the same cataclysmic-cold-snap situation like last year. See link above. Anyway, some of Derek’s plants have moved in here. So far, so good.

Nepenthes HouseInside the dome.

Nepenthes tiveyi "Red Queen"Nepenthes tiveyi “Red Queen” – from Kinjie Coe

Nepenthes ventricosa x tiveyi
Nepenthes ventricosa x tiveyi – from Paul Barden

In the realms of Sarracenia – couple things still looking decent in the wreckage of burnt out foliage. I haven’t had a chance to photograph some of the leuco/leuco hybrids that are still OK but on their way out. Hope to provide an update on that later.

Sarracenia moorei "Orange Glow" x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia moorei “Orange Glow” x ‘Adrian Slack’ – one of my crosses from a few years ago. Still a young plant that I finally put in it’s own pot! Let’s see what that extra root space will do next season.

Sarracenia "Saurus"
Sarracenia “Saurus” – Fall pitchers. Cross by Phil Fauilsi. The Spring pitchers were even more massive.

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa – a cross between two different S. purpurea ssp. venosa clones by Mike Wang. I’m diggin’ the ruffles.

StapeliaStapelia in effect. Not a carnivorous plant, but boy does this mofo smell. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to experience this awesome odiferous wonder, Derek! OMFG does this thing staaank.

Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x “Green Monster”

A couple young siblings from this cross I did 2 years ago. You can see one of the seedlings from this cross crack open start to root in the very last photo from this epic-super-neurotic-OCD-how-to-guide-on-starting-Sarracenia-seeds-post.  Interesting to note some of the differences in these babies! One has a high hood with lots of frills, the other is a little more squat and compact with a shorter hood.

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Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x “Green Monster”
Upright open hood

Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x “Green Monster”
Upright open hood

Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x “Green Monster”
Shorter more compact hood

Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x “Green Monster”
Shorter more compact hood

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Cross by Jerry Addington

Rorschach Test

Sarracenia pitchers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and put on a display of all sorts of markings. As I’m sure you’ve seen, the markings can range from delicate and subtle to extremely bold and complex with the veins, splotches, and windows going off all over the place. As I was doing some work in the greenhouse the other day, the markings of S. “Tina” caught my eye; that thing could double as a botanical Rorschach test. You know, those are the ink blot tests that are used for psychological analysis. Yeah. For some reason, with S. “Tina” this is what comes to mind when I see those markings. Does that make me somewhat unbalanced? Heh heh… 🙂

What do you see?

Sarracenia "Tina"Sarracenia “Tina”
(The parentage is uncertain, although many speculate it to be the same as S. ‘Sorrow’)

Sarracenia "Tina"
Sarracenia “Tina”

Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”

Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”  is a cross I did back in 2011, and started to germinate in May of 2012. I’m looking forward to using these in future AF breeding projects as they contain the recessive anthocyanin-free gene… good times!

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x rosea "Big Mama"-3
Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”

You’ll notice in the photo below that there are some young AF seedlings in the mix that look like young S. “Green Monsters.” Well, that’s probably because they are! I can tell because they’re anthocyanin free. Otherwise, they would look like the ones with the purpurea influence — and red coloration is obviously from S. rosea “Big Mama.”  Ah, this reminds me that one can use a flower as a pod parent for multiple crosses.  I haven’t tried this purposely … at least, not yet. If I purposely threw some more pollen of S. “Green Monster” onto a stigma or two of that very same flower, I would of ended up with even more anthocyanin free S. “Green Monster” F2 seedlings in this batch. Again, it would be easy to tell in the offspring which ones those would be as they would be the anthocyanin free ones. Yeah – I try to be as careful as I can when doing my crosses, however there’s always a chance that a little pollen grain can sneak onto a stigma.

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x rosea "Big Mama"-1
Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”
The anthocyanin-free pitchers are S. “Green Monster” F2. So far perhaps 2-3 plants from this batch are S. “Green Monster” F2.

Sarracenia “Smurf”

Sarracenia "Smurf"Sarracenia “Smurf”
The fugly freak… but I love it!