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Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ – Officially Registered!

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia ‘Legacy’

Carnivorous Plant Newsletter – March 2015

Today I received my copy of the March 2015 Carnivorous Plant newsletter! YAY! If you haven’t already done so, become a member of the International Carnivorous Plant Society to get your copy of quarterly carnivorous plant newsletter goodness. In this issue, a plant that I hold near and dear to me has been registered and published. Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ is now an official cultivar! I can not take the credit for this plant though. This was a cross that was done by Brooks Garcia, and I grew S. ‘Legacy’ out from that 2008 seed batch. (Brooks, thank you so much for sharing your creativity and passion with the world!) Something brilliant was bound to come out of the combined bloodline of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’. I’m thankful that I was fortunate enough to receive the seed that this plant came out of. This is the first plant that I’ve submitted and registered. Although my purpose of growing these plants is to enjoy them, I am hoping that some of my own creations would produce cultivar quality plants. And who knows, maybe some of those will be registered in the future. (Note: see past post The Name Game.)

Below is the description that is published in this issue of the CPN. The description can also be viewed on the International Carnivorous Plant Society website:
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn/Species/v44n1p32_38.html#legacy

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Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ – published in the International Carnivorous Plant Newsletter – March 2015 issue.

Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ – back cover

Sarracenia ‘Legacy’
Submitted: 24 September 2014

Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ is a cross of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ × S. ‘Adrian Slack’ produced by Brooks Garcia in 2008, which I grew out from seed. Out of a very small handful of seeds that Brooks sent to me that year, I was only able to germinate two seedlings. Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ was the only plant to survive and grow from that particular batch.

I coined the name Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ in 2012. The word “legacy” refers to a gift, or something of value passed on from one generation to another. The name is derived from a combination of factors. Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ commemorates the individuals the parent plants are named after, as well as their work with the furtherance and cultivation of this majestic genus. “Legacy” also pays homage to the influence that the parent plants have, and will continue to have on Sarracenia cultivation for generations to come. On a more personal note, the name also pays tribute to those who have inspired me in my botanical endeavors. I am deeply thankful for the botanical passion, vision, and drive that has been passed into my life by so many wonderful individuals.

Young pitchers start off predominantly greenish, with traces of white in the upper portion. As pitchers mature under intense light, the white top portion of the pitcher intensifies and spreads, and a strong prominent dark red splotch develops in the throat. These features have been stable in both outdoor and greenhouse conditions. The pitchers of Sarracenia ‘Legacy’ typically attain a height of 60-75 cm however larger pitchers have been observed. Blooms are yellowish-cream with light hints of pink on the sepals. This plant should be reproduced only by vegetative means to ensure that its unique characteristics are maintained.

Flowers

Here’s a small sampling of early buds and bloomers. Many more blooms are on their way which means many more potential crosses to make into a reality.

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Sarracenia alataSarracenia alata

Sarracenia alata - TX
Sarracenia alata – Texas

Sarracenia alata - Covington Co., MS(?)
Sarracenia alata – Covington Co.
(Sorry, I am unsure as to which state. MS or AL…)*
2 Mar 2015 Update: Thanks to feedback from Randy Troup it is of high probability that this S. alata is from Covington Co., MS.  Thank you for the insight, Randy!

Sarracenia oreophila
Sarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora
Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia flava AF - Colquitt Co., GA
Sarracenia flava – Anthocyanin Free – Colquitt Co., GA

Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 9
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 9

Sarracenia 'Legacy'
Sarracenia ‘Legacy’

Fabulous February

February, so far, is looking pretty fab. Thanks to the warm January, much of the crop has been moving at a very fast speed. There are plenty of buds to be found all over the place, a few open pitchers, and… seeds germinating! Enjoy a few snapshots from the past couple of weeks.

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Sarracenia SeedsThe seeds (from 2013!!) have been sown! Yes, you read that right. These have been sitting in cold stratification for a year. A couple of weeks ago, my wife and the kiddos helped pot up all 202+ crosses. It was an extremely busy year for me last year and by the time I was ready to put them down, the year was half way over. I didn’t want to use supplemental lighting as with this many seeds, as that electric bill would just be nuts. Now that I finally have a little more space, I was able to finally put these down.

Sarracenia purpurea heterophylla x leucophylla "Red"And guess what? Many pots have seeds that have are sprouting! Exciting! The one in the photo is S. purpurea heterophylla x leucophylla “Red” – these came from Jerry Addington and should produce a brilliant crop of anthocyanin free recessive plants to work with in the future.

The AsylumThe Asylum. Check out the Sarracenia alata flowers already opening up! And check out that other half of the greenhouse that needs trimming! Heh!

Sarracenia alataSarracenia alata flower

Sarracenia rosea - Baldwin Co., ALSarracenia rosea – Baldwin Co., AL in flower.

Sarracenia alataA few more Sarracenia alata buds about to pop!

Sarracenia 'Alucard' x 'Adrian Slack'One of my crosses from a maybe 3 or so years ago. This is S. ‘Alucard’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ glowing with the sun hitting it from behind. Notice one of last year’s autumn pitchers compared to this year’s larger spring pitcher. What a jump! You can see tell-tale signs of what the plant would be like from last year’s pitcher. However, with this year’s pitcher, you can see much more character shine through! The unknown of what comes out of the cross and how that plant matures is part of the excitement that comes with growing from seed. Anyway, I’ll post another photo later on so you can get a better view of this year’s most recent pitcher from this cross.

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) - Clone 14Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 14. New pitcher coloring up against last year’s wreckage. Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman.

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) - Clone 9Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 9
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Adrian Slack'Another one of my crosses – Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora x ‘Adrian Slack’ – new pitcher opening up! 

Sarracenia oreophilaSarracenia oreophila, awake and ready to devour insects!

Sarracenia oreophilaSarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia alata - AFSarracenia alata – Anthocyanin Free!
A new pitcher stands out against last year’s crispy dead pitchers.

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora x flava 'Suspicion'Young pitchers stretch towards the sky. Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora x flava ‘Suspicion’ – an anthocyanin free recessive cross. This cross was done by Aidan Selwyn. I hope to use these AF recessive S. flava plants in future (anthocyanin free) crosses.

Sarracenia flava - AF - Colquitt Co., GAOk, ok, ok… I’m totally geeking out here. This is a flower bud of an anthocyanin free form of S. flava – Colquitt Co., GA. YEAH. You know what this means… :)

2015: Signs of Life

Things are moving along here in The Asylum! There’s still a lot of trimming and clean up to do – but there are signs of life.

The rains in months past have washed all of the whitewash from the greenhouse roof. Plus it has been relatively sunny and warm. And it is even warmer under glass. Interesting note: I notice that the plants that I haven’t trimmed back have not really begun to wake up yet. I suspect because the pitchers shade out the rhizomes from the sun keeping them cooler and dormant for just a little longer. Growth is inevitable though. The cycle is starting again and soon The Asylum will be engulfed in growth and vibrant color.

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Sarracenia oreophilaSarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia oreophilaSarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia alata - TexasSarracenia alata

Sarracenia alataSarracenia alata

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’
This was a back end rhizome cutting. Notice the little nubs of new growth.

Sarracenia legacy
Sarracenia “Legacy”

Garden of Quebral

I was down in SoCal last week on vacation with the fam – and of course for me it’s not a vacation-vacation if it doesn’t involve plants. Yeah, all you fellow plant-nerds know what I’m talking about. Anyway, I’m thankful that I was able to connect with fellow carni-phile – Kuya Rod Quebral. (“Kuya” in Filipino being a sign of respect for an older brother.) Rod has an absolutely fantastic collection and I just had to hit him up for a visit. It was also pretty nifty seeing just how big the plants that I’ve sent him in the past have grown.

Down in southern California, the weather is much warmer than my spot. Dude. I was actually sweating on this warm winter day! That makes for an interesting dormancy schedule for the plants down there. Keep in mind that Rod’s plants are all dormant. Still – there were still a few late season pitchers that were still looking brilliant. A refreshing and beautiful sight for me to see!


Garden of Quebral

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Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Rod Q -17

Rod Q -19

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Rod Q -29

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Garden of Quebral

Kuya Rod, Thank you again for taking the time to show me around your amazing collection. Also, thank you for your hospitality! I hope to return again to witness the plants in their glory of active growth. Maraming salamat!