Flava (hybrid) Friday! Featuring Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea

Happy Friday, y’all! I figured I might as well keep this flava Friday post series thing going. If you missed the first post featuring S. flava var. cuprea, check it out here!

Today I’m showing off my second largest plant, Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea. Sarracenia x “Judith Hindle” is a fairly complex hybrid in itself with a bit of flava rugellii in it. Crossed with flava atropurpurea led to a specimen with lots of impressive veins and a gorgeous array of colors! Check out these photos during the peak growing season last summer!

Gorgeous veins on a Sarracenia (American pitcher plant) hybrid.

American Pitcher Plant. Sarracenia Judith Hindle x Flava var. atropurpurea

 

Here is a sequence of photos of a developing pitcher over the last few weeks!

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

 

This plant also flowered for the first for me this season. And what a stunner! I love the contrast between the petals and the veins, and the transition from green to red on the top.

The flower of a carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

The flower of a carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

So far, it’s the first of my flowering Sarracenia that I’ve collected and stored pollen from! I’m not sure what I’m going to cross it with yet. My Hummer’s Hammerhead is flowering as well! That could be an interesting cross…

I made several divisions off the mother rhizome last winter. One division in particular is looking a bit… special.

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

 

Deformed pitchers usually stop growing and die pretty early on in development. This one kept going though and kept its funky style!

Carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

I’m donating a non-funky division of this beauty to the NASC annual benefit auction. Click here for the details! I may also be selling a small amount of divisions in the near future! If you want to be the first to know when I have plants for sale, enter your email below!

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