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Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) - Clone 15Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – clone 15

I was going through some photos from earlier this year and found this angular beast. The photo was taken back  on 27 April. Kinda late, I know. Had to share though…  This peculiar plant has got some crazy angles going on! The cross was done by Dr. Travis Wyman and I started germinating the seed I got from him back in 2008. Phil Faulisi’s creation – S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ has a clear influence on this plant. The spring pitchers on this plant so far are typically the largest and exhibit some of the craziest angles. Pitchers later in the season are a little shorter, but still showcase a little bit of the angular peristome. Sweet.


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 Planter
Pinguicula doggy-piggy-bank planter, sending up a bloom!

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x minor var. okefenokeensis
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x minor var. okefenokeensis
Sown last year and growing quickly.

Sarracenia alata x rubra ssp. wherryi, MBRS clone
Sarracenia alata x rubra ssp. wherryi, MBRS clone.

Sarracenia ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii) x 'Adrian Slack' - Select Clone
Sarracenia ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii) x ‘Adrian Slack’
-Select Clone-
The pitchers from very late last season are still holding color well.

Sarracenia (leucophylla "red" x minor var. okefenokeensis) x (leucophylla x psittacina)
Sarracenia (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) x (leucophylla x psittacina)  – cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman.

Sarracenia 'Godzuki' x ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii)
S. ‘Godzuki’ x ((rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelii)

Sarracenia flava "Heavy Veined"Sarracenia flava “Heavy Veined” flower breaking open.

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack'
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…

Sarracenia 'Smurf'
Ok, I know. It’s a freak. S. purpurea “Smurf” has a bud.
This should be interesting.

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. burkii f. luteolaSarracenia 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
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 1
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Pale" - Clone 7Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 7
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x 'Adrian Slack'

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

Earlier in June I wrote an update about this cross I did between two very special plants in 2010 – Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x ‘Adrian Slack‘. (Parents photographed in the first photo above.) The photos in that June post were kind of colorless as they were just moved to the brighter holding area. They began to color up there and things are starting to look better now.

Photographed above is only one of the FOUR survivors from that cross. Both young pitchers are a result of the autumn flush of growth. The pitcher on the right has a very subtle irregular and slightly angular flavor to the nectar roll. I’m hoping that the angles from S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ will express themselves even more so as this plant and it’s siblings mature. The others may express it more so,  but I honestly can’t tell right now. Time will reveal all. The others don’t have much to show right now. They’re still looking like sorry floppy skinny looking things, but they’re serving a function by absorbing light, and saving the energy in the rhizome for next season’s growth. I hope to be able to see more defining characteristics from both parents next year.