Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my Venus flytraps in the full swing of Spring last week! As promised, here’s the Sarracenia’s spring show!
This is especially exciting for me, because I got many new Sarrs later last year, just as they started to go dormant. So this is the first time I’m seeing their spring growth!
Sarracenia do like to take their sweet time putting out flowers first, then pitchers. It’s an awful tease that lasts like two months!
Here’s the flower of one of my classic beauties, Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.
Fully opened! I love the veins on the petals and that gorgeous range of colors!
Just for fun, here’s a shot of the flower from last year:
I’ve had Sarracenia oreophila x purpurea for the same length of time as Judith Hindle x flava atro, but this is the first time I’ve seen it flower. Looks like the petals have been painted with a watercolor brush!
And the first oreophila x purp pitchers! Ah, how I’ve missed you!
Like usual, my regular purpurea was one of the first to pitcher. I love a fresh purp pitcher!
Here’s another lovely purp hybrid (Leah Wilkerson x Brunswick Beauty) that I enjoy seeing the fresh details before it matures and goes super dark.
Here’s a more mature pitcher, to compare how much it darkens.
Sarracenia flava “Extreme Red Throat” is freshly opening and showing off that distinctive marking already!
Flava x catesbaei has some gorgeous fresh coloring too!
Early this year, I bought plants from the one and only Mike Wang, who was amazing enough to send me a Leah Wilkerson x Adrian Slack!!!! Not enough exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was one of the first pitchers to emerge, and is currently the tallest. I’m estimating it’s close to two feet tall. The rhizome isn’t even that big! Just a super stunning plant. I can’t wait to see how it grows throughout the season.
Here’s another stunner from Mike. This one is Adrian Slack x Judith Hindle (man, those two get around, am I right?? :P)
I am just slightly mesmerized by this hood. Don’t mind me.
Thank you all for looking! These are my best looking Sarracenia at the moment. The leucophyllas, minors, and other hybrids are coming up slower, but will likely have their own post in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
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Thanks again, catch y’all next time!