Thursday, November 5, 2015

A quick post…

Canberra always gets a storm with hail at this time of year – right when the Sarracenia flava are at their best. As the weekends have not been good for photography, I haven’t had a chance to take really good photos. So, with a thunderstorm threatening last Saturday night and again tonight, I quickly took some photos to show how the plants are doing, just in case...

Sarracenia garden - red flava forms

The red flava bog is absolutely stunning – better than I could have ever dreamed when I set it up.

Sarracenia flava var rubricorpora - Reytter's clone

Phil Reytter’s flava var. rubricorpora are absolutely magnificent – huge mouths and tall pitchers.

The various clones of Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea are of course the stars of the show!

Sarracenaia flava var. atropurpurea (leucophylla introgressed)

Sarracenaia flava var. atropurpurea (leucophylla introgressed)

My fave of faves, the beautiful flava var. atropurpurea FRT 1-1 from David Martin.

Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea

A hybrid between atropurpurea FRT 1-1 and a flava var. rubricorpora, FRT 1 (both David Martin plants), cross by John Creevey of Gotcha! Plants (thanks again John!!!!)

Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea - Blackwater SF

The flava var. atropurpurea Blackwater S.F. clone

Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea x 'Dana's Delight'

This red x moorei looking thing has Dana’s Delight as one parent, and FRT 1-1 as the other. Hybrid from Gotcha! Plants, Queensland. Its the tallest plant so far this year.

Sarracenia garden - flava variants

The new bog is settling in but will not perform well for at least another year. Some clones of Sarracenia flava var rugelli in this bog may do not do well for two years, based on my experience with them sulking after repotting.

Sarracenia garden - flava variants

The general flava bog is looking good – I hope I get to do a study on its plants before we get the inevitable hail.

Sarracenia garden - hybrids

And they hybrid bog is doing well too.

That’s it for me for this weekend. Hopefully I will get to do a blow-by-blow of each bog garden soon – if I’m lukcy, without hail ruining the show first!

Happy growing till then!