I do, but it is an unheated, semi-closed greenhouse, so not really isolated from the outdoor conditions. It does offer solar gain - definitely an asset - and protection from excessive wind, or hail events, which is useful. The size of pitchers has more to do with overall plant health, ideal sun exposure, and the fact that this is now the third season for this plant (since purchasing it) so it is well-established. And luck; this spring has been a bit sunnier and warmer than most in the PNW.
Let's not forget that Leah Wilkerson is a cultivar known for its exceptional size to begin with. Good genes is half the battle ;-)
Your Leah looks great.I've had mine for just over 2 years(thanks again Wes) and right now it is the tallest in my collection,just over 2 feet and not open for feeding yet.I just did some more pollinating today with it and a few others.I hope she successfully lends some of her attributes to the offspring.
My experience with Leah as a breeder suggests that you will often get a significant percentage of seedlings that look like "improved flava rugelii" types - not a bad thing, but they can be rather plain, color wise. As in all hybridizing work, you will have to select for the exceptional clones, which is rarely more than a few individuals here and there.
Jealous of your leuco x rubri.... my seedling died from my famous CO weather, the ups and downs were too much at its size.... I swear I will find something in my new seed batches to one day compare....
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
S. oreophila x Leah Wilkerson by Fred P. First flower seems to have nice looking green petals.
S. Leucophylla-purple and white giant form x flava var rubricorpora-S. "Leigha Simone"
S. alata red/black x Kilimanjaro
S. Wilkersons Red Rocket
S. leucophylla "green"
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5