There’s no place like home. Like I mentioned in my last post, I deeply enjoyed my visit up north (thanks again Mark!), but it feels great to be back home and with the plants again. Below are some photos from my first day back in the Asylum. A few traps here and there… as well as a few blooms, and a few buds that I’m really excited to work with! Enjoy!
The Asylum. It’s great to be home.
Pinguicula doggy-piggy-bank planter, sending up a bloom!
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x minor var. okefenokeensis
Sown last year and growing quickly.
Sarracenia alata x rubra ssp. wherryi, MBRS clone.
Sarracenia ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii) x ‘Adrian Slack’
The pitchers from very late last season are still holding color well.
Sarracenia (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) x (leucophylla x psittacina) – cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman.
S. ‘Godzuki’ x ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii)
Sarracenia flava “Heavy Veined” flower breaking open.
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’
FINALLY, a BUD! After 2 years with no bloom, I finally get one this year!
Hope it survives and actually blooms for me though…
Ok, I know. It’s a freak. S. purpurea “Smurf” has a bud.
This should be interesting.
Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. burkii f. luteola
Got another one with a bud! I wonder if I should cross with the Smurf? Hmm…
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 1
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 7
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman
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Sarracenia flava “Widemouth” x (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis)
Yeah, with this wide open mouth, they look like they’re saying “AHHHH!!!” This was one of the crosses I did back in 2009, and so far it’s recovered quite nicely. Pitchers still look good this late as they put them up rather late in the season. I guess that’s just one of the side-effects of moving from those low light levels mid year. The little windows on the upper portion of the pitcher (called areoles) from the influence of the father plant (S. leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) carried over quite nicely. It’s subtle, but it’s there. The wide mouth influence of the mother plant also is quite apparent in this cross. They look kinda hungry…
Sarracenia flava “Widemouth” x
(leucophylla “Red” x minor var. okefenokeensis)
A cross I did back in 2009 that I germinated in 2010 now showing some “mouthy” character. The pod parent plant is a flava clone I got from Karen Oudean which she calls Sarracenia flava “Widemouth”. (Check out this prior post for a photo of S. flava “Widemouth” from earlier this year.) It has a larger that your average spout-for-a-mouth and I can kind of see some of that in the one seedling above. This was one of those “OMG, I almost forgot about this thing” discoveries I referenced earlier. I also wrote about one of the siblings here – but not even sure if that one I wrote about earlier was one of the survivors of the group. I kinda like this one. It looks to have a very slight bulge at the top of the pitcher. Only time will tell what it will really be like as it matures.
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Sarracenia flava “red” x moorei – a Phil Faulisi creation
There’s a little bit of color popping up at my here and there. One such plant that is exhibiting a little bit of color is S. flava “red” x moorei – a Phil Faulisi hybrid. Colors are pretty decent for the current sub par conditions, however once I get some better light it should really get intense. Can’t wait!
[Sarracenia leucophylla "red" x purpurea ssp. purpurea - AF, Cross created by Jerry Addington.]
This plant was sent to me as a seedling a couple years ago , created by good friend Jerry Addington. The pollen parent, (S. purpurea ssp. purpurea – AF) is an anthocyanin free (AF) plant. Even with one of the pollen parents devoid of pigment, the resulting progeny still has outstanding color and will color up even stronger as it gets deeper in the growing season. And if you’re wondering – yeah, the back of the plant is the side that faces the sun the whole day, but eventually that color will wrap all around. In conversations with Jerry, he speculates that the AF parentage in crosses (as in … with AF purps) lends itself to adding to a particular “glow” to the plant. It’s something worth looking into for me – and being that there’s recessive AF genes in the mix, it should make for interesting breeding lines down the road. RAD!