This is a seed grown S. X exornata 'Peaches' x S.flavaatropurpurea ex Donald Schnell, planted December 2012 with seed sourced from Insektenfang. It's not had the best of conditions so far but I shall pamper it a little next year.
These seeds were sold to me as S. X exornata 'Peaches' x 'Claret' however what I am seeing leads me to question this. It's a source of concern that seeds are being sold that aren't what they purport to be, it could be an honest mistake of course. However the plant and its siblings, whilst looking very different, are nice enough I will grow them out and see what develops. Cheers Steve
Whilst boiling the turkey bones (not sure whether I’m making a soup or a stock yet) I thought I would traverse the estate and see what was occurring. To my chagrin I find that given a bit of warmth, Fred’s favourite avian is celebrating Xmas in a very spring like fashion, seedlings and soil thrown everywhere with gay abandon, another imbroglio to be sorted, or more likely yet another tray that will be labelled unknown hybrids.
Hi Doug It looked like an opportunist sort of attack, moss and peat pulled from three pots and two trays, the deepest depression being about 2”. The bird was looking for something to eat probably. Seedlings were 2-3” tall and hadn’t got any, ‘proper’ defining features so I couldn’t designate what was what with any authority, so simply poked them into another tray filled with peat and I’ll put them with all the other waifs and strays. They may well get pulled out again as the weather is quite clement at the moment and there are a lot of hungry birds about, they do tend to repeat the process if they find something on the initial foray. I took some photos and may upload them once I get back on a computer that does what I ask it to.
Tis the season for it - there are quite a few nice clones with leocophylla in them are sending out colorfully and well marked pitchers and the red in the flava and purpurea species and their hybrids are nice this year due to the spasmodically scorching weather we have had. There are some nice mooreis and mitchelliana that are coming good too. The 'Juthatip Sopers'are their usual late summer colourful eye-catching selves. Just for you as I know you like this sort of info, one of my one pitcher, per year, per growth point, plants, a full red tube, has just within the last week started growth of its first pitcher and possibly only one of the year. It has never flowered and no matter how you plant it, water it or feed it, it never does anything other than one late pitcher per year per growth point. I would throw it out, but its fairly nice and secretly I want it to flower and self it so I can get some even more recalcitrant plants. Not sure what it is as it hasn't had a label for years, but it was seed grown, it is a solid one colour 12-16" high, red tube plant, and must be a hybrid of some sort but what hybrid would give it these characteristics I cant fathom. Cheers Steve
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