Out of interest, what do you see as achieving by crossing the very white HCW F with this plant, a lovely but essentially a nominally veined leucophylla? What outcomes do you envisage as being over and above or more distinctive than either of the respective parents?
Work has already been done between the diff clones of HCW and I believe they are still producing a fair amount of veining on the lids. One would need to add the very white alba clone into the HCW gene pool to reduce the veins. I believe Mike King is growing a superb, nearly veinless alba that would do the trick nicely.
I've been working on breeding out some of my bigger clones and have a few things in the works. The coming years should be interesting.
To be honest, I was very doubtful and suspicious of this drummond's giant clone. For me, it's produced some mediocre pitchers, and nothing special. I was debating tossing it out until I saw Drew Martinez's collection last night! This is easily the biggest leucophylla traps I've ever seen in cultivation, good job Drew! The color on this plant is also impressive. Certainly, the name lives up to the clone:
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