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Sarracenia – Summer Sanctuary 2014


Sarracenia – Summer Sanctuary 2014

It’s hard to believe, but summer 2014 is drawing to a close and autumn is right around the corner. I put together clips from the past couple of months to commemorate this Sarracenia sanctuary’s summer. Enjoy!

Thanks Eric!

Last year, fellow Sarracenia grower Eric Morrow sent me small divisions from a few of his plants. These plants are still young divisions (not of blooming maturity yet), but they are maturing quite nicely. Thanks, Eric!

Sarracenia leucophylla - purple and white giant x flava v. rubricorpora
Sarracenia “Leigha Simone”
A beautiful red moorei cross done by Oliver Bres, seed grown by Eric Morrow and named for Eric’s daughter. This is still a small division and I’m really excited to see this as it matures. The parentage is S. leucophylla – “purple and white giant” x flava v. rubricorpora
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Sarracenia "willisii" x alata red black
Sarracenia “willisii” x alata red black

Sarracenia "willisii" x alata red black
Sarracenia “willisii” x alata red black

Sarracenia (rubra gulfensis x leucophylla) x 'Leah Wilkerson'
Sarracenia (rubra gulfensis x leucophylla) x ‘Leah Wilkerson’

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x moorei - red
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x moorei “Red” – two different siblings

 

Sarracenia "willisii" x alata red/black
Sarracenia “willisii” x alata red black

Sarracenia "willisii" x alata red/black
Sarracenia “willisii” x alata red black

Inverse Veined Moorei

Back in 2010, fellow Sarracenia grower James Soe Nuyn of Lost In The Landscape did a brilliant cross which has resulted (in my humble opinion) in a very elegant moorei. The cross is Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima. I noticed that a few crosses with flava v. maxima with a stronger colored plant sometimes come up with similar results. Not sure all flava var. maxima’s will do this though.

As the new pitchers unfold and begin to color up, the green veins light up quite nicely against the gentle pink and white of the pitcher. Lovely work, James! I am a fan.

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

2014 Sarracenia Seeds: So It Beings

First PodSarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x “Legacy”- 2014 Cross

So it begins! Last week I harvested my first seed pod of the 2014 season. This year, it was S. ‘Reptilian Rose‘ x “Legacy” – which I hope should yield some interesting progeny.  Since then, I’ve harvested about 20 or so pods, with many more to come! The next generation of Sarracenia goodness is on the way. Stay tuned, fellow Sarraceniaphiles! I’ll be listing many of these seeds for distribution later this season. Lots of great stuff (hopefully) is on the way!

Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’
Cross by Mike Wang