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I honestly hate photos like that; I like individual plants that look pretty, the grow areas are never good-looking and I'm dying to get everything outside. Pitchers are opening with no color when some should be deep red and purple, so I'm not happy where they're at.
 

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We all know the feeling of tripping over our collection as we prep them for this that or the other. Your right, they tend to be less photogenic where they grow best. You have a lot more than most, but It's good to see that these challenges don't go away. That even you, with your vast success with a broad spectrum of plants, still toils over floorspace.
 
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I got a pair of new AF plants recently...that were apparently in really humid conditions at their last place as they've dropped all the old pitchers they had:
S. minor var. minor f. viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. minor var. minor f. viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. psittacina var. psittacina f. viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And for a brief period earlier this month the plants were OUTSIDE for a full week plus:
Plants outside by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Then we got snow again, and they've been back inside until literally today, as we've got another warm stretch. Another frost predicted in about 9 days though; I pray it's wrong so I don't have to cover them or move them all again, but it's Colorado, I'm not confident.
Some of the plants have been making some funky things thanks to the basement-then-outside-in-moderately-cold-weather regime
S. flava maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
One of my darkest plants...and I crossed this bloom with 'Adrian Slack' because I must...
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Plum' x 'Snowflake' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Red Sumatra' OP Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also grabbed a different psittacina to hopefully in the future cross with my ICPS seeds in strat right now for really healthy offspring.
S. psittacina var. psittacina by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Every new feature on this cross, I am in love; the lids are massive (one of the flowers I crossed with another massive-lidded plant in hopes of exaggerating that trait), pitchers ridiculously skinny by comparison most of the time, the developing seedpod itself is crimson in color, and the umbrella stigma flushes rich red too
S. flava rubricorpora x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
'Leah' is one of the few plants that gave me color in the pitchers from being outside, rather than just getting sunburnt
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And this is the only plant that shows no impact from sunburn, just nice pitchers
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x 'Adrian Slack' (?) Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Best red flower:
S. (x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW') Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. (x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW') Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And a few more flower pics to discuss shortly so this post doesn't go over the photo limit that's here now...
 
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Beautiful flowers from a pudgy plant that grows fast and I hope makes some odd offspring
S. (x swaniana x 'Scarlet Belle' ) x oreophila by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
One of the oddest flowers I've gotten yet; fully colored, they are this gorgeous pale salmon pinkish color with a slight yellow flush around the edges. Crossed with 'Leah Wilkerson' and I think flava ornata "Improved Black Veins"
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And one of the few flowers so far that I've had that actually smell nice
S. alabamensis ssp. alabamensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This one is another of the oddest I've got, and I love it. The pitchers are dark too, and the petals started out more of a solid red, but they've aged into this flame-colored appearance.
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' OP by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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I am concerned about whether or not my division of flava "Improved Black Veins (MW)" will actually establish and grow...but if not, I at least was able to get a small bit of pollen off it, and among other things crossed it with this lovely flower:
S. rubra gulfensis Santa Rosa Co. FL by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Stuff with flava in it always looks nice first in the season
S. "Cinnamon Tube" x (self?) Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
As well as a handful of newbies
S. rosea Walton Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x flava "Don's Red Tube" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Pardon the finger blur
S. 'Plum' x ' Snowflake' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Ritchie Bell' x 'Adrian Slack' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Definitely doesn't have rosea as a primary parent...looks a lot like 'Hank' though
S. NOT (rubra x oreophila) x rosea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Can't wait to see this one take off
S. flava rugelii "Giant (QAT x 'Bob Hanrahan')" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Biggest flava maxima pitcher I think I've ever had so far, well over 2 feet tall
S. flava maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. purpurea venosa "Tattnall Co. GA" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alata "lemon Yellow" x leucophylla 'HCW' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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These might be the last nice photos I really have for a month...because about 3 days ago we had about 6 inches of rain within an hour and hail came with it that shredded up the tops of most of the pitchers
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
At least most of the pollinated flowers are relatively undamaged (or at least the ovaries, the important part)
S. psittacina okefenokeensis "Santa Rosa Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
These monsters had gotten particularly huge too
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rugelii A X B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
An ultimate veiny plant this has proved to be
S. ('Leah Wilkerson' x oreophila) x "Bengal Tiger" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Red Viper' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Red Viper' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava var. maxima by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alabamensis ssp. alabamensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava var. flava "Snead's Ferry, Onslow Co. NC" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Was just getting some truly decent pitchers coming up on this one and its sibling too...
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Leigha Simone' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. (oreophila x flava rugelii) x "Atlanta Biological" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
A lot of these weren't shredded, oddly, but they were knocked over because they filled completely with rain
S. purpurea venosa x 'Doreen's Colossus' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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S. flava "QAT x 'Bob Hanrahan'" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Biggest pitcher I've ever had...it did not survive I don't think
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The runner up with this phenomenal lid though, has mostly survived, but is no longer upright
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "not Adrian Slack" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Plum' x 'Snowflake' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Plum' x 'Snowflake' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Just started getting in the summer shocker crop of pitchers from this thing...sea of red it was going to be
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' OP Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' OP Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Abandoned Hope' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also, it's been pretty much confirmed that this plant (though it may not look the color part this year since it's been an odd year for it), is the same as 'Waccamaw', so I've switched over the label
S. 'Waccamaw' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Devorah" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Particularly disappointed, as every pitcher on this glorious plant was shredded, knocked over, or in some manner damaged, when it started out as a pot full of a dozen plus perfectly colored traps
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Solid red throats and all
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And 'Red Beret' was just about to throw out a ton of monster pitchers
S. 'Red Beret' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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All I had to look at from the start of July
Hail Damage by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Things are beginning to recover though...or in the case of some plants show their first decent pitchers altogether:
S. minor "Nassau Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. minor "Nassau Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Cyclops 'x 'Edojiman' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The best I've yet produced from the famous Slack
S. 'Adrian Slack' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Adrian Slack' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alata rubrioperculata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alata rubrioperculata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
A new arrival that's been hating the recent heat, but luckily is beginning to settle
S. flava ornata "Improved Black Veins MW" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved Black Veins MW" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
These two other new arrivals however, haven't cared a whit about the heat
S. flava ornata "black veins, extreme red throat" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "black veins, extreme red throat" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved 2.0" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved 2.0" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila "Gordon Schnelling" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila "Gordon Schnelling" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. (x swaniana x 'Scarlet Belle') x oreophila by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Part 2:
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. purpurea venosa x 'Doreen's Colossus' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. purpurea venosa x 'Doreen's Colossus' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. (leucophylla x rubra) "Sheridan" x 'Leah Wilkerson' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. (leucophylla x rubra) "Sheridan" x 'Leah Wilkerson' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
It's not flashy, but it's something a little different...
S. alata pubescent by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x farnhamii bellii "Sunbelle Clone 3" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Ladies in Waiting' x 'Candy Striper' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Night Sky' x self Clone C by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Night Sky' x self Clone C by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila "Gordon Snelling" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava maxima OP by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "David Green's OP Mix" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava atropurpurea x leucophylla by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Not entirely sure the two plants are parts of the same thing here; one might be my oreo x leuco, the other may be an OP mystery
S. oreophila x leucophylla 'HCW' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Almost hard to believe the above plant an this are siblings:
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Still more to come..
 
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Part 3:
S. "Adrian Slack Impostor" x 'Leah Wilkerson' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Adrian Slack Impostor" x 'Leah Wilkerson' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
A partly OP plant that still ranks among the more stand-out ones I grow
S. 'Wilkerson's Red' OP Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And this is almost as red as I've yet gotten any of the new pitchers on this thing to get, because they are filling up with bugs so fast they can't color before rotting out
S. alata red lid by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alata red lid by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra rubra "Brunswick Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra gulfensis "Santa Rosa Cl. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Early color:
S. rubra gulfensis "Turkey Hen Creek" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then better aged:
S. rubra gulfensis "Turkey Hen Creek" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra viatorum Taylor Co. GA by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
I have about a dozen plus extra alabamensis in addition to the 2 or 3 clumps I decided to keep...and they all have pitchers like this:
S. alabamensis alabamensis "Christian Klein" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alabamensis wherryi by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Waiting on the good fall pitchers, this is just a dinky mid-summer trap. Also recently harvested seeds of this crossed with 'Waccamaw'...
S. leucophylla 'HCW' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Black Widow' x rosea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Judith Hindle' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Judith Hindle' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Same problem as with the red-lid alata, 'Red Beret' aren't quite able to color fully right now thanks to bugs...
S. 'Red Beret' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Part 4, last for this round: starting off with a quintessential cultivar that is finally officially making traps for me that people can recognize:
S. 'Adrian Slack' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Adrian Slack' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And another famous figure giving a proper show:
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Scarlet Belle' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
All the famous figures:
S. 'Abandoned Hope' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Finally also getting decent pitchers on all my S. minor
S. minor viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. minor "Nassau Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. minor "Nassau Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. minor "Charlton Co. GA" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rugelii "Giant, GA" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This plant is starting to get loaded in chunky traps, hoping they increase in size soon too
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sadly haven't gotten any really good late summer pitchers off the darker "Queen"
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Thanks to harvesting the pods before they actually turn brown, not only have I harvested quite a few crosses with fully developed seeds (and some absolutely amazing potential hybrids among them), but I've also managed to already have two crosses growing on and pitchering now because doing so let me find the early risers that decided to germinate in the pod before they dried out
S. ((x swaniana x 'Scarlet Belle') x oreophila) x 'Leah Wilkerson' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Some rare new things getting close to filling out the full taxonomic chart...
S. purpurea venosa pallidiflora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And no flowers from this thing, but it grew phenomenally (and is still not by any means the darkest of the two I still have)
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This "pubescent" alata is not as hairy as I thought it'd be
S. alata "pubescent" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x farnhamii ssp. bellii "Sunbelle Clone 3" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This gets quite purple with age
S. x farnhamii ssp. bellii "Sunbelle Clone 3" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
IMG_9492 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Another taxonomic addition
S. leucophylla viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. leucophylla viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. leucophylla viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Having finally gotten ahold of 'Reptilian Rose', when I look at this thing I realize it looks a lot like a redder-mouthed version
S. 'Plum' x 'Snowflake' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Rococo' x 'Wilkerson's Red' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Not the greatest first year for this plant...but the color promises good things in the future
S. leucophylla "Franklin Co. FL" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
I like the pink here, but I think the fully aged pitchers with high-contrast veins are nicer
S. 'Night Sky' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Crossed this with 'Waccamaw'...oh yes
S. leucophylla 'HCW' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also made some nice crosses with this...don't have extra seeds of most of them, but a couple I do...and it is the whitest thing on the deck right now
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
More to come...
 
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Part 2: Clone A (and I realize now all summer I've been mixing up Clone A and B labels) is a monster of a plant, and I had some decent crosses with it too. It's not vegetatively mature either...
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also was worried I'd only get the dinky spring pitchers on this plant this year, and then it threw out this snowy beauty
S. 'Doreen's Colossus' x 'Tapestry' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Doreen's Colossus' x 'Tapestry' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also got a funky pitcher off 'Red Beret' that looks like just the pure oreophila parentage, but with a red lid...
S. 'Red Beret' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
As well as the more normal traps. Not fully colored though, as everything gorged on insects too fast and the tops withered...never got to see the pure red-lid alatas at full flare until just recently either, and only the little traps that couldn't eat as much
S. 'Red Beret' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Some fat rosea traps in fall
S. rosea Walton Co. FL by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And a whole suite of nice rubra pitchers
S. rubra gulfensis "Turkey Hen Creek, Okaloosa Co. FL" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra gulfensis "Turkey Hen Creek, Okaloosa Co. FL" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra viatorum Marion Co. GA by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra viatorum Taylor Co. GA by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra rubra Brunswick Co. NC by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. rubra gulfensis luteoviridis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Two of the psittacina also have ended the year nicely
S. psittacina okefenokeensis Santa Rosa Co. FL by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. psittacina okefenokeensis luteoviridis Gulf Co. FL by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. purpurea venosa "Tattnall Co. GA" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. purpurea venosa "Tattnall Co. GA" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Winter had a couple casualties (including, unfortunately, the new purp pallidiflora...), but the majority all think "spring" has begun now:
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This was the first to open...and I'm pretty sure it's introgressed. Needa true hairy alata still
S. "alata pubescent" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And finally getting 'Abandoned Hope' to make properly formed flowers, with pollen. I've also crossed it with psittacina okefenokeensis
S. 'Abandoned Hope' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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