This is one of those rather annoying plants that only produce one or two pitchers a year, but they do start early and last all season at which point it gets a lot darker. It is a seed grown ((S. X ‘Red Sumatra’) x (purpurea x leucophylla)) X (purpurea venosa x ‘Adrian Slack’) although all siblings look similar, I do wonder about that. cheers steve
I have three or four differing hybrids that I keep because they look nice, that exhibit the same frustrating habit, but I’m hoping that when crossed with something else the vigour will return. Cheers Steve
I don’t grow too many psittacina or its hybrids as the tend to be less hardy than most other Sarracenia outside in my conditions and are slow to get going early in the year typically only starting to produce pitchers in July. This is a seed grown cross IPX99 S. X exellens yellow flower x IPS32 psittacina Blackwater Rd Florida, which seems to go through winter OK and start producing pitchers earlier, which given the minor (which is also poor through winter and produces pitchers late outside) and psittacina content in it, surprised me.
It spent its first winter planted in a bog this year and has grown fairly well, it has four pitchers, coloured as above, but I fancy shorter than last year, more growth points coming so in theory, if it survives this winter we will have more next year. The excellens x psittacina plants above, due to the leuco and psitt in them are just producing their bigger more colourful pitchers now, they always look nice but due to the late time in the season, they don't always get to mature properly and look their best outside. The best psitt cross I have for year-round colour and weather resistance is 'Dixie Lace', the pitches stay good for two years or more and I love the intricate patterning.
Some of the outdoor bog plants can keep their looks too, through our winters, even unprotected. Whilst Psittacina aren’t particularly good on their own at keeping their pitchers in good order over winter, some of their hybrids such as ‘Dixie Lace’ and this psittacina giant x leucophylla Freeport, seed grown, can be beguiling all year round.
This picture was taken today and whilst showing some damage after winter, I hope you agree for the time of year, is is a cheery smile inducing plant.
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2021 17:28:36 GMT by stevebooth
This is my very first flower of the year, in the greenhouse obviously, outside is held back by at least another 3 weeks, assuming the cold nights subside. it is a S. (Minor x purpurea ssp. purpurea) X leucophylla anthocyanin free, with its ‘minder’
The first red tubed Sarracenia of the season has opened outside, it is a seed grown cross from Insektanfang seeds, and is labelled iPX33 X IPX01 ‘Brooks hybrid’ X ‘Brooks hybrid’. I shall have to investigate.
The outside plants are beginning to show their true forms and are very vibrant at the moment, this is a bucket of ‘Glider’ X “Goldie” seed grown plants showing some variation and more ‘Glider’ than “Goldie”. I will wait a couple of years for them to develop more before having a sort out. Cheers Steve
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fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:46 GMT