Flava Friday! Featuring Sarracenia Flava “Cuprea”

Happy flava Friday! I pretty much just made that up because I wanted to show photos of my Sarracenia flava var. cuprea today. But I have several flavas and flava hybrids looking good lately, so I might just keep this going!

It feels like I’d been anticipating my flava “cuprea” flower since forever! And it finally arrived! Here is the last update post on the flower bud of my mother plant.

Now look! You can see all the separate petals!

Sarracenia flava cuprea flower bud almost opening.

 

Less than a full day later, it finally opened!

Flower of North American pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava var. cuprea.

 

I love the thin, delicate veins on the petals!

Flower of North American pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava var. cuprea.

 

And not long after, the tallest pitcher finally started opening!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea pitcher and flower blooming.

 

One of the most fun things about owning Sarracenia is seeing how the pitcher colors change and develop as they mature. Here is the main pitcher before any markings show up! You can just see some light veining.

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea pitcher and flower blooming.

 

A day or two later, you can see a faint blush of red on the throat appearing!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

Getting darker and filling in the middle!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

And darker still!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

 

Just for fun, here’s a small division of the same plant getting its markings in a different way! A similar red blush is coming in from the edges, but this little guy has a red line in the middle of the throat already there! Sarracenia flava var. cuprea developing its distinct throat markings. Click to see more!

If you haven’t tried it already, take photos of your Sarracenia once a day as they put new growth out and see how the awesome markings and colors appear! It often happens so gradually we don’t always notice the changes until we see photos side by side.

I have quite a few Cuprea divisions I will be donating to charity auctions and possibly selling very soon! Sign up for emails below to be the first to know when they’ll be available!


I hope you enjoyed this flava Friday! What do you think, should I keep doing this and make flava Friday a thing? Let me know in a comment! Have an excellent weekend, everyone!