This is a pretty amazing red S. leucophylla clone that came from the Wilkerson's bog via our very own Brooks Garcia (thanks Brooks!). The full name of this clone is "S. leucophylla Wilkerson's Red Rocket" but of course, the full name wouldn't fit in the title of this post.
Nice thing about this individual is it produces large spring pitchers. S. leucophylla is infamous for producing small, insignificant pitchers in the spring and summer, and selecting plants that produce nice spring pitchers is key for producing desirable hybrids.
Below are spring pitchers-the colors become more intense during the fall-I had pitchers over the winter that turned solid red from the cold...
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2012 13:57:41 GMT -5 by meizzwang
This plant is a standard height for S. leucophylla-I think it can get up to a meter tall under optimal conditions. Pitchers on it right now are about 2 ft tall (60.96cm?) Sorry, I don't know why the US is not on the metric system, but we're trained to think in terms of feet and not meters.
These photos were taken mid December 2012. Interestingly enough, the fall pitchers didn't turn as dark red this year in comparison to last year, probably due to environmental conditions. In any case, this vigorous clone is spectacular!
some new photos, taken 7/26/13. Notice how different it looks when grown under greenhouse conditions-I didn't even recognize the plant! When I first saw it, I asked Damon of california carnivores where he got this wonderful new S. leucophylla clone, and he said "I dunno, some guy." At first, I was thinking, "c'mon maaaan, I thought we were pals?" A few minutes later, I check the tag, and sure enough, it's the piece I gave him that lousy bastard, haha:
I totally agree with eric, my plant was a mess this year, it was shocked from dividing, then got bad rhozome rot, and the whole time was mislabeled as S. 'wilkerson's red'. Finally it sstarted to make fall leaves, but they less then a foot tall. Is this normal?
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