I can't speak highly enough of this clone. While it is rot prone for some, I have not experienced that issue and have a hard time finding any flaws. It's too big and colorful maybe? The clump is a bit smaller this year after being divided last winter, but has recovered and put out a monster fall flush as dependably as ever. These traps are only about 24" compared with 30-32" last year, but the effect is stunning nonetheless. I expect it to be fully recovered next year and get back into the 30" range for fall 2019. Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
With 100% certainty, this IS wilkerson's red rocket! I've never seen it produce traps that look like this, especially in full sun, but it's not surprising. Next time your leucophylla looks "different," keep phenotypic variance in mind:
Same exact pitcher, turned around to the "sunny side"
Yeah, you've nailed it Mike. Let's face it, nothing is rock solid or straight forward in the realm of Sarracenia colour expression to hang a hat on in any given presentation moment. Spend enough years with the genus and this becomes all to apparent. An educative post.
Post by kirkauburn on Sept 17, 2021 14:18:49 GMT -5
Inspired by calen I decided last fall that I would make it an absolute priority to secure this plant. Luckily I was able to purchase a decently sized 3 GP plant before the fall! I waited all year for the Fall pitchers, babying and monitoring the plant like crazy. That has been rewarded! I'm sure I'll be posting an update in a few weeks as the secondary crop is just beginning to push, but the first crop of pitchers has been spectacular!
This isn't even what I would call a "specimen-sized" plant, it is a large multiple GP flowering plant but can still beef up a bit more. Despite that, it has already hit the 36" mark and looks robust! It also hasn't shown susceptibility to rot thus far despite our cool, wet fall so far where rot has hit many other plants (knock on wood!)
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