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    Darlingtonia bud comparison

    As there are a few Darlingtonia in bud I thought I do a photo comparison of just a few of them to show the differences that when they are looked at singly may not be so apparent



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    On the left is "Venom" which has by far the largest buds. A very light pink tinge in parts.
    Centre is Vulcan Lakes a red pitchered plant with the red continuing in the flower stem. The bracts are heavily flushed red as are the sepals.
    Right is WR with the stem being red. A slight pink blush to the bracts



    Othello which of course is green on green.( FG archive)



    The 'Othello' open bud ( FG archive)



    My FG1983 clone( above) beginning to show the pink suffused bracts ( below).

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    Very nice, indeed.
    Is there also a concomitant of differences amongst the pitchers of those different varieties?
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    Fascinating amount of variability. Is "venom" a cultivar or am I not the only who names plants.
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    Wow I had no idea there was so much variation, and I am quite jealous of your collection. What do the pitchers on the "Venom" cultivar look like?

    Also would you be interested in trading some pollen? I only have a single plant and would love to cross-pollinate it to obtain some more variable offspring than selfing would.

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    The answer to that Curtis is yes, although it is not a registered cultivar. The difference is "xxx" and 'xxx'
    'Othello' is a registered cultivar.
    "Venom" isn't registered.
    Please do not make the mistake of assuming that a registered cultivar is better than a non-registered one. A good look at some of the plants that are registered should persuade you otherwise.
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    I shall never assume that registered cultivars are better and I never have. A cultivar's a cultivar, registered or not.
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    It's dangerous not registering the cultivar however, as there is nothing stopping anyone else from using the same name and causing confusion otherwise; once registered, the name is protected and can't be duplicated within that genus.
    The flowers are definitely great, that red one is beautiful even unopened, and 'Othello' is fantastic (wish I could find a source for that one).
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