Corrosive Halo

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  1. Hey Mike, Thanks for the confirmation. It's nice to tie things together like that. :) Hey Dave, For your reference, I grow my plants on a South facing balcony that gets light the moment the sun rises to the moment it sets. It's an ENORMOUS amount of light because I'm up on the side of a hill and the sun sets over the ocean. The weather is relatively mild since I'm so close to the coast. I do experience a little bit of burn on the edges of the leaves during the summer but for most plants the first few weeks after they've opened they're spot free. I'm aiming for max coloration. And, of course, I try to take pictures when they're looking their best (mature, well formed, strong color) and the light is fantastic (very key!). I aim to replicate the plants at their most vibrant and the colors as my eyes see them. I cheated the picture of the S. 'Leah Wilkerson' a little with the angle. You can't see that one of the hoods is malformed and doesn't cover the top of the pitcher properly, but it's a fair representation. Brooks' original picture definitely doesn't show the full possibilities of color on these plants but I still haven't achieved the same massive hoods and pitcher mouths as his. I'm hoping if I let the plant mature more and give it a reaaaaally big pot that it will get the same shape. Oh and here's a picture of the same plant but a year earlier and late in the season. You can see the coloring doesn't have the same pop to it: And here's another picture of the same plant (unknown year, picture date is bad) from a different angle and late in the season: Angle and lighting make a huge difference! Good growing! -Brian
  2. Hey all, Those are my plants. I can guarantee the providence from both of those plants because I got them directly from the original growers! First is definitely S. 'Leah Wilkerson'. I got it directly from Brooks Garcia, who submitted the name to ICPS: Notice the identical features to the photos he submitted during the naming process. I've got S. 'Adrian Slack' as well, and they look very different. If your plants don't have these features, you might be growing a different clone. I've heard Brooks describe it as the "Queen of the Mooreis", and I'm inclined to believe him. It's a beautiful plant. The second plant is a complex hybrid: S. x [minor x (oreophila x purpurea)]. I got it directly from the hybridizer, Peter D'Amato. It was sitting in a old pot, and hadn't been repotted in a long time, looking a little sickly from lack of light, and when I showed it to him, he was surprised. He described it as his "first hybrid". Laughingly, he said this was why he stopped breeding Sarras and left it up to Lois. I think it's a rather pretty plant, and I have another shot of it from a different angle that I like a lot: I'm pretty thorough about my sourcing. The S. leucophylla "Burgundy" is not to be confused with Slack's S. 'Burgundy' or S. 'Dana's Delight'. It may be the same as Mike King's L057, but I'm unsure of where his "Burgundy" originated. Mine came from Meadowview Biological Research Station, which is relatively well known for their extensive work with Sarracenias. Their website lists it as a backcross with S. rosea, which seems strange to me, but they still call it S. leucophylla "Burgundy". The picture is a little strange, and looks a bit different, but it's a beautiful plant so I'm not going to complain too much. Cedric knows his stuff! Thanks, Brian
  3. Great meeting. Big thanks to Michael for bringing in so many enviable specimens!
  4. Nice red S. flava: The indoor display: Some curiosity (I forgot to look at the label) that had a sign saying "Not carnivorous":
  5. I had the pleasure of checking out the Wintergarden in December and took some very similar shots. The labeling on the outdoor plants wasn't the best. I noticed quite a few hybrids posing as species (notice the S. minor label is sticking out of something like a S. minor x rubra). There was also an indoor Sarracenia display with some nicely reddened flavas. I'll try and whip up some pics of them.
  6. Bob beat me to it, but there's four different "ANPA" clones, each with an associated letter, A through D. From the first picture, it looks like yours is "ANPA C".
  7. Good to hear back from you, Joseph. I took a photo of Pinguicula 'Huahuapan' as well: compare with the "A.L. #14": It does look exactly like Vic's although I think the coloration in his picture is a bit less natural. "A.L. #14" has more of a magenta tint, dark venation, and a more muddled white streak on the lower lobe.
  8. I also got the plant from Ed Read. Looks like a moranensis to me as well and it flowered during early summer. A photo of mine: I believe P. 'Huauapan' is a moranensis clone.
  9. Great shot of the S.x leucophylla green x rubra ssp. gulfensis green. It looks like polka dots! Do you know where the S.x courtii x minor var. oke came from?
  10. And shockingly, 6 more cephs are now for sale on eBay...
  11. Bravo Tim. Good to hear that a much deserving man is getting his much deserving plants a bigger house!