Decided I'd share a few pics of the plants that are actually looking good up here in the dry weather...... S. x swaniana. This plant has some amazing vein coloration, especially inside! Common but gorgeous, S. 'Daina's Delight' A young seed grown S. leucophylla I find it really cool how some of the S. rubra alabamensis form copper lids as they age: S. (rubra x oreophila) x purpurea venosa burkii A new pitcher on S. rubra gulfensis x alta "black." It doesn't ever get a lot of color, oddly, but it's very elegant. The better growing and more heavily veined of my two S. purpurea purpurea Easton, MA And last but not least, a seed grown S. psittacina Enjoy!
The season is winding down, and we're expecting possibly some freezes in the next few days, already, so these may be the last pics of my temperates I will have. Starting off: S. alata alata. This plant seems to get a cherry lip as the pitchers age. Daina's Delight, always a charmer. My S. leucophylla SG, a very red form apparently The S. (rubra x oreophila) x purpurea venosa burkii S. flava atropurpurea x ornata. This one has turned out almost solid atro in the aged color S. 'Judith Hindle' always has plenty of veins, but rarely do they last long enough to go purple S. rubra jonesii was hi by thrips, so it's till small, but good colors still. A new cross, possibly soon-to-be cultivar from Sunbelle and a new favorite of mine, S. 'Snake Bite' My SG psittacina, not much color, but prolific growth. Highlighting one pitcher on one clone of my Easton purpurea, this one has very little veining By contrast, clone 2 has a lot of color One good pitcher on a prolific S. rubra alabamensis Still loving the color on this S. x swaniana A S. x readii that has some intense colors. At least, I believe this to be readii, and not x bellii S. rubra gulfensis x alata Black finally got some color.... And just because, two flytraps out growing with them: a Dentate and a very large typical form. That's all for this year probably, so enjoy!
The only Sarrs awake at the moment are ones inside, but there are a few that look interesting at the moment: S. 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' S. purpurea venosa burkii "Chipola" x typical: that new pitcher forming opened recently, and proved this guy is going to be FAT S. x catesbaei "Monster" x purpurea 'Red Ruffles': this clone is consistently producing contrasting yellow hood undersides with red veins, and a solid red body An oddball SG by me, S. 'Scarlet Belle' x swaniana A slower, more typical purpurea burkii A couple of different clones of S. purpurea venosa burkii x rubra jonesii
Things are coloring up on the seedlings: S. purpurea venosa burkii "Chipola" x typical is getting fat And there are at least 3 eye-catching plants in my S. 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' bunch. First, this very stout, red veined plant: it tends to get red blushes like alata rubrioperculata under the hood Next is this one: it has very pale colors across the lid, kind of like Meadowview's "Snowflake", but blushes crimsons as it ages And I think I hit the jackpot with this one: it's got the red flushed pitcher tube of 'Royal Ruby', but the white lids with red veins of 'Adrian Slack' And my two biggest clones of S. purpurea venosa burkii x rubra jonesii: you can see the burkii lid coming through, and the former clone often gets a red cutthroat appearance
More shots: This time, I've got a couple pics of S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Royal Ruby' Pics showing how the pitchers on my purp burkii "Chipola" x typical progress The old pitcher: And a newer pitcher More shots of the 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' Such thick veins on this one... I might name this one "Ruby Lips" Great color on this guy too Comparison shot of a couple hoods: both of these plants started out the same, with pale lids blushing with pinks and crimson. One went bright pink, the other is green and white S. rubra rubra x purpurea purpurea Seedling S. rubra jonesii OP And a pitcher on my typical purp burkii. It gets red only along the rim of the mouth at the moment
Not even close. They need tens of thousands of plants to run well, I'm barely in the thousands now. And if you think I have a lot, look up Paul Barden, or Jeremiah Harris. Famous growers, and what they show are mainly their personal collections....
More than 4,000 at last count... however new plants sprout or are lost all the time, and most of the count are hundreds of seedlings I don't plan on keeping around, like Nepenthes hybrids. Anyway, some more shots of the 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' group: I can't get over the colors showing up! Really tall, skinny clone Red veined and red tube clone Ruby Lips clone And the pink clone
Sell them, eventually. I have a bunch of seedling N. rafflesiana "dark brown" and N. x 'Splendid Diana' (splendiana or kampotiana x maxima) x ventricosa "red" almost to the size where they're ready for sale too.