Anybody got comments on possible hybrid ancestry of Purple Lips? Just realized mine has a yellow pedaled flower with red specks near the base of the petal...
Been growing PL for 25 years and have only flowered dark red leuco flowers.
Hmm... that’s a bit strange. It isn’t a very impressive flower, I don’t think it formed properly but it’s definitely yellow petaled. The pitcher it produced when I got it last year looks just like PL too but maybe it’s an imposter. I’ll inquire with the source
So here's a picture of the petal, flower was malformed (small petals). I checked its origins and it traces back to Phil. I attached a picture of the pitcher it produced last Fall (received last summer as a div). What ya'll think?
Fascinating! Looks like PL to me pitcher-wise but possibly the flower has a point mutation that altered its color. Could also be phytotoxicity if you happened to have just nuked the plant with pesticides etc. I doubt it would be consistent year to year tho. Keep us posted.
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