Right, I totally get what you're after with the CCCP Destruction. If it is stable, it will be a definite improvement over the other flanged-trap cultivars. I just wanted to make sure that you were aware that buying "cultivars" from Craig can be problematic. I consider his propagation and naming methods, specifically when he uses the acronym "TTN", somewhat unclear and problematic to maintaining the true cultivars if they are not clones.
Adrien wrote:Yes I see the differences in the ‘FTS Maroon Monster’ he has listed and the ones I have listed (I am SnappyPlants). In the first picture of his, some of the plants in the bottom right have green leaves with red traps which doesn’t seem right.
Exactly. That's because they're most likely seed-grown flytraps with FTS Maroon Monster as one of the parents.
Adrien wrote:I also see other plants that I like from him, such as “outer limits”, but i am a bit skeptical after what you have told me. I’ll be getting freaky star as an alternative for both “outer limits” and “biohazard”.
Yeah, Freaky Star is the one I chose out of that whole bunch of plants. It's 100% stable and the most vigorous of them for me in Oregon. Freaky Star, Kinky Wave, Firemouth, and Biohazard are largely equivalent in appearance but Biohazard isn't at all stable. The other 3 on that list were very stable for me but I couldn't really tell Kinky Wave and Firemouth apart from Freaky Star, so that's the one I chose to grow.
Adrien wrote:And to be quite honest, he came up with so many new cultivars out of no where, that to me, it seems like he just grew a bunch of seed and labeled them as cultivars to sell off.
Yep! You got it!! He's been doing it for years too. A few of his plants do seem to warrant a name but I have yet to see one that is unique enough from already named cultivars that I'd consider naming it myself. I have germinated a ton of Coquillage seed over the years and got several dozen plants that look exactly like his "CCCP Tasmanian Devil" but I thought they were far too similar to Coquillage for me to want to name and distribute. We sold them off as seed-grown flytraps over the years instead. Unless a seed-grown flytrap is significantly different from other existing cultivars that are already named and in circulation, I don't see the point in creating another named cultivar. There are already a ridiculous number of named Venus flytraps!!