Yes, S. Leucophylla Bocaza. Very few growers I know have this clone. Cedric Azais, Cedric's Carnivors, France, had some of these awesome clones for sale last year going for about 150 to 200 Euro down for a reserve piece. From what I know the Rhizomes were nice helpings and considering the size of this plant, for those die hard leucophylla collectors, its a must have. That if you could afford it. I couldn't fork it out. I didn't dare. My wife would punch me. Hard...I really was sacred too.
From what I understand it's thus far the largest, gorgeous clone out there, mouth wise, but I'm sure on how tall the pitcher could grow. Does it grow multiple tubes or single like S. Leucoc - Drummonds Giant? I usually base my telling on my own experience thus I would know. The plant takes awhile for it to branch and single pitchers are common from what I'm told. Nice plant and hats-off for those whom have it. Maybe Someday.....
Cost, availability or growth habit were not even concerns of mine...it was imported from Mike King...no biggie. I didn't even know anything about it..let alone order it. I just find it to be a blobby, misshapen thing...and one of the most unattractive leucophylla I've ever seen. I'm not easy to please when it comes to Sarracenia...obviously, hahahaha. It was thrown in the order and I accepted it. Promptly gave it away.
Last Edit: Oct 7, 2016 12:56:51 GMT -5 by philcula
OK, here's the last for this thread for the season. Considering I did a full transplant, soil change, both plants went through a full season, the plants haven't produced anything 'GIANT' all season. I will now record the following observations: (This pertains to these plants located in Zone 10, SoCal, USA)
The plants are a SLOW growers. Both plants continue to grow single pitchers per growing point. However, a second pitcher is coming up from the larger GP, plant 1, but by appearance will not be any way taller than the others. These are not at all a spectacular plants. I do find the size of traps on these plants very impressive WHEN they appear. (we'll See).
For comparison see the last photo below. 'Drummonds' (Left) next to 'Purp Lips x Self Cl 1' (Right). I left the phyllodia on this season to observe growth pattern after soil change. Pitchers on both plants started to form in late September/Early October. 'Purp Lips x Self' is far more vigorous.
The appearance of plant 1, 2016 season, is starting to resembles that of plant 2, of 2015 season. The color on plant 2 is pinkish rather than red. That wouldn't be so on prolonged sunnier days. It would be interesting if these plants look alike next season, but larger. (see photo, 2015 season)
I could assume to note these plants does not like to be disturb, PERIOD. Ironic, the plants produce larger taller traps when I paid no attention to them. They were even neglected. Duration of time between soil change is four years. So we'll see what happens in time. Maybe next year.
For those interested in acquiring this plant do not expect to receive the exact same plant as shown here. To avoid confusion, inquire first and compare photos to what you are purchasing.
To note Plant 2 is not a 'Pink Lip' Leucophylla and not a 'Franklin' County Clone A. It appears that way now but look at the 2015 photo of this plant.(last years posting) That is its normal appearance when established. There really IS no consistency on these plants that I don't expect them to look the way they are now next season. I really don't care otherwise.
Drummond's Giant - Plant 1, third pitcher.
Drummond's Giant - Plant 1, third pitcher. Drummond's Giant - Plant 1, third pitcher.
Drummond's Giant - Plant 1. From left to right (2nd ,3rd, 1st.) Two more are rising slowly.
Drummond's Giant - Plant 2, forth & fifth pitchers. Single pitcher per GP.
Refer to photo's 4 & 5 of that posting. Notice the small pitcher, left side in photo 4.
Now scroll down to photo 5. Notice the larger pitcher, left.
Now scroll up and down and compare.
They are nearly identical.
So I can't conclude yet that they are different clones. This phenomena has been happening between these two plants back & forth thru the seasons, yet, the plants were obtained from different vendors, different names"?" But my understanding IS that the original source is the same. There are many plants under the Drummond's name that I don't know if they are even clones or different plants. All I know, really, is that I see a photo of a 35 -inch tall Leucophylla that is named 'Drummonds Giant' and....that's what I want.
(OK, that's enough from me, no more. done)
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2016 23:10:05 GMT -5 by Bristol
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