the first batch of seeds have been sown here, if you have a few years to spare I would like to share J
Have concentrated mainly on Leucophylla and Moorei hybrids to start with, tried to get a reasonably diverse bunch but at the same time where possible I have tried to find a few similar as well. I would of liked to have seen more Oreophila, Alata, Rubra and Flava (etc etc etc lol) looking down this list but I have a few within these and will try to find more.
Anyway there are 4000 seeds, no lights, no feeding and no staying warm for the first winter - although they will be protected. Outside in tents in the poly to protect against weather and birds etc but lifted when possible. These are as large as I could make them for air volume and movement, all have ventilation as there is no plastic on the base just slats or mesh and as the tunnel is a state air movement is good. First were sown on the 9th of Jan the latest on the 30th, all in straight peat moss in whatever suits the seed count and using untreated rainwater.
So we started with ebay last year and Chris Crow at Sarracenia nurseries offering 1500 open pollinated seeds for not a lot. Bumble bees and Karma are part of life so combined with a couple of photos of crammed glasshouses it’s an adventure not to be missed and we have high hopes for nature’s randomness! Marked S1 and all sowed much thicker as there is plenty of them.
Next was Cedric’s ebay listings, I bought a WWK from him so I really wanted to choose a couple of crosses to go with that, after a while I manage to choose a few to go with them. I realise I may struggle to demonstrate this but this has been an exercise of restraint all round, would have been easy to choose a few more but very fortunate to have the following here and cannot wait for them to give us a glimpse.
SL69 S. Leucophylla Stocky white top, Citronelle, AL, (PW) L02 MK x SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida
SXM30 S.x Moorei Very large, Norman Parker (H92, MK) x SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida
SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida x SL51 S. Leucophylla Burgundy Red & White, Phil Sheridan (L57, MK)
SL25 S. Leucophylla pink lip, Appalachicola National Forest x SL79 S. Leucophylla Red & white, large form. Ian Salter, 2006, (L87, MK)
SL74 S. Leucophylla Perdido, AL. Green & white top, W, (SM), (L45, MK) x SXM61 S.x Moorei Timothy King
SL13 S. Leucophylla large pink lipped, Apalachicola W, (PW) (L18, MK) x SXM54 S.x Moorei Conecuh, Covington Co. AL
SL16 S. Leucophylla Cronus (Titan tm), Botanique (L47, MK) x SL62 S. Leucophylla purple lips (Phil Faulisi)
SL69 S. Leucophylla Stocky white top, Citronelle, AL, (PW) L02 MK x (SX131 S. Leucophylla x Oreophila, Karen will USA)
Then I saw Olivier’s (Olive84) trades, same again lol and I hope there will be a plant or two one day soon as well but for now some seeds. More Leuco and Moorei but also some Flava along with a tiny tad of Oreophila.
S. Leucophylla Dave Taylor Clone Pink x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack
(S. Flava Giant fluorescent green x Flava Rugelii Giant (F18 MK), (OBF1)) x (S. Flava Tall x Flava Cuprea Intense (OBF3))
S. x Rudolf II x (S. Leucophylla Pink lip x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's red)
S. Leucophylla Hot Pink Selection (L48A MK) x (S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's Red, clone 1 (OBH3))
S. Leucophylla Red Neck x S. Flava Goldie
S. x Moorei Red Sumatra, Botanique Nurseries, USA (H45 MK) x (S. Flava var. atropurpurea x S. Flava var. rubricorpora (SFX12 CA))
S. Leucophylla Baldwin Co,W, (MS) (L20a,MK) x (S. Flava Giant fluorescent green x Flava Rugelii Giant (F18 MK), (OBF1))
(S. Oreophila de Kalb co.al, w (05-MK) x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight, clone 1 (OBH4)) x Leucophylla "Bocaza", Red & White, Giant form, Ian Salter, (L87 MK)
S. Leucophylla Helmuth's Delight OP (C. Klein seeds) (OBH5) x S.x Giant Cotton (OBH7)
S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. Leucophylla Bocaza, Red & White, Giant form, Ian Salter, (L87 MK)
(S. Oreophila de Kalb co.al, w (05-MK) x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight, clone 1 (OBH4)) x (S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's red, clone 1 (OBH3))
I should not of looked at the trades section again really but I did and I saw Jens (Pokie22) post, I couldn’t help but want some. Another few hours wrestling but I am very pleased to have here the following and I’m sure that a few interesting plants will be amongst these.
S. x Moorei Berry Pastry x S. x Moorei Saurus
S. x Moorei Berry Pastry x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack
S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. x Moorei Royal Ruby
(S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. Leucophylla hot pink (PF)) x S. x Moorei Saurus
S. x Moorei “Purple Sparks” x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack
S. x Moorei “Purple Sparks” x S. x Moorei Saurus
(S. x Moorei Alucard x S. Alata Black throat (PF)) x S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson
(S. x Moorei Alucard x S. Alata Black throat (PF)) x S. x Moorei “Super heavy Vein”
Whilst on my travels trying to find out about a few of the above I came across Jerry Addington next. I love the AF plants so I could not resist a few crosses involving those, looks like a good few years of work has gone into them so really pleased to be able to have these here as well. Have a few HCW’s and some Flava Ornata to try also which I am equally excited about! Also as a bonus included was the Oreophila cross which I really hope to see, sounds great and makes me feel better after whittling over a hundred choices down to ten.
[(S. Jonesii AF x S. Minor giant) x S. x Moorei Green Monster] x S. x Moorei Green Monster
[S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S. Leucophylla AF)] x (S. Purpurea heterophylla x S. x Moorei Green Monster)
[S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S. Leucophylla AF)] F2
[S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S.Leucophylla AF)] x S. x Moorei Green Monster
S. Leucophylla HCW clone A x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F
S. Leucophylla HCW clone E x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F
S Leucophylla HCW clone H x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F
S. Flava ornata (Phil's stud) x selfed
S. Flava ornata Improved black veins x S. Flava ornata "Phil's stud"
S. Flava ornata Improved black veins x S. Flava ornata giant
S. Oreophila UCD (? I think, I’m sure JA knows but I can’t read it!) red throat x S. Oreophila ornata
That made it two for France and two for the US now and I can spot a good excuse a mile away, another UK based source was needed. I looked around and from ebay seller pinkbetty2010 (is on here too I think) there was a bunch together and I liked the sound of all of them, lots of great plants involved and a whole set in itself really so I thought why not and lots more carefully labelled packets turned up.
S x Moorei Brooks hybrid x S. Flava var atropurpurea Don Schnell clone MK F124
S. Leucophylla all red x S. Flava var ornata MK F88 solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest
S. Flava var ornata MK F88 Solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest x S. x moorei Adrian Slack MK H113
S. Leucophylla Deer park Washington County Alabama L04, SL38 x S. Flava var rubricorpora MK F234 Apalachicola National Forest
S. Leucophylla L07 x S. Flava var rubricorpora MK F234 Apalachicola National Forest
(S. x Flava Red tube x S. Alata Red tube (All red) MK H26) X (ipX44b x ipF19 (S. Leucophylla x S. Flava var. cuprea) x S. Flava var. flava - Red Lip & Throat)
S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus)
S. Leucophylla citronelle x S. Flava atropurpurea Giant Robust red tube
S. Flava var ornata Mike Brooks clone x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus)
S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus) x S. Flava atropurpurea Giant Robust red tube
S. Leucophylla MK L48B Hot pink selections 2 Botanique x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113
S. x Dana’s Delight MK H109 X S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113
(S. Leucophylla White Top x S. Leucophylla Antho 3) X S. Flava var atropurpurea Don Schnell clone MK F124
(S. Leucophylla giant pink lip x S. Leucophylla giant purple and white) X S. Flava var ornata MK F88 Solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest
[ipX44b x ipF19 (S. Leucophylla x S. Flava var. cuprea) x S. Flava var. flava – Red Lip & Throat] X Sarracenia Laughing wizard
ipX33 x ipF88 (S. x Moorei Brooks hybrid orange clone x S. Flava var. ornata – Apalachicola National Forest) X S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113
S. Flava var atropurpurea MK F174 Marston Exotics x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus)
I will keep checking them three times a day lol and I’ll put up any progress here. My aim basically is to have a bunch of seedlings to take to mature plants and everything that goes with that so I will take some photos along the way. Results wise if I have one decent plant, you know good colour and form etc, that I like from each cross then massive win, 10 would be from the whole lot but it is more than that. It is just having a bunch to enjoy, observe and learn from.
Here’s a couple of photos showing some containers of peat. More exciting things to follow soon I hope J