Here's an impressive clone that grows very fast, produces gigantic traps, and also has a red throat! This is also the biggest individual out of hundreds of seedlings, and I suspect it can get even bigger than what you see below. Many other individuals from this population are also quite large, and I suspect maybe a few other giants may show up in due time.
S. rosea 'Red Throat Giant' Liberty Co, FL, photos taken 11/28/14:
Earlier in the season, this trap was mostly green, so the red throat was a lot more obvious. Now that the fall colors have developed, the contrast isn't as great, but you can still see the solid red throat:
A closer look:
The entire clump in the corner is the subject clone. Neighboring traps from other clones (which are also pretty large plants) are quite small in comparison:
Anyhow, Calen saw this plant in person a month or two ago, and didn't realize from the pictures above just how gigantic this clone gets. Well, I have some new spring/early summer pitchers on this monster that are just ridiculous!
Photos taken today, 6/17/15. In this first picture, that's a mature, large blooming sized S. rosea from Mobile Co, AL to the right, and a new pitcher of S. rosea giant red throat to the left. The only other plant I've ever seen rival this one in size is S. rosea Big mama:
I'm holding onto an older, smaller pitcher:
Unlike Eric, I got a medium sized pair of hands! It's all about how you use it, LOL
some somewhat better photos, pics taken 10/29/18. I almost lost this clone a few years back, but now they're being babied and have really turned from wimpy, crappy almost dead plants to big, giant vigorous beauties! These are still not at their fullest potential: since they had a great grow this year, if I get them to grow very well next year in bigger pots, they'll get unbelievably gigantic. Let's hope that will happen!
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