This clone doesn't have a red throat just yet, but it is pretty typical for S. oreophila to be devoid of red pigments in the beginning of the grow season, especially outdoors. However, there is a very slight resemblance of red coloration at the throat, although it takes some serious scrutiny to see it.
S. oreophila purple throat (MK-O17):
Last Edit: May 30, 2018 13:44:44 GMT -5 by meizzwang
some new photos of the same exact clone as above, taken 5/10/13. Interestingly, last year, there was little to no pigmentation in the throat on the very first set of spring pitchers (see first photos in this thread) but this year, you can see the red shows up a little bit:
None of the pictures above do this clone justice, but the pictures below do! Finally, I was able to coax this clone to produce colorful, late summer traps after the plant had already started going dormant or producing phyllodia. In the wild, it's probably less likely that they'll produce these late summer/early fall traps because it's dry and stressful out there. Here in cultivation, where we take care of our plants as though they are baby Jesus or like my Baby Ellie Wang, we cater to their every need and give them better conditions than the wild can provide. In return, they occasionally produce jaw-dropping traps like these!
S. oreophila 'purple throat' (MK017), photos taken 8/1/15. Notice all the spring and summer traps of various other clones of S. oreophila are starting to die off in the background:
Looking into the trap, you can see a lot of pigments. I love these late summer traps! You get these unsuspecting, dull traps in the spring, and then a huge surprise later on the grow season:
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2015 12:52:47 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Not as impressive this year...not yet at least! S. oreophila does very well in cooler climates: even when we have unseasonably cold spring temperatures, pretty much everything slows down to a hault, but the oreos still grown pretty strong, as long as there's a good amount of sunlight. This is definitely an under-utilized species when it comes to breeding, as the "grow season cold tolerance" (ie. as opposed to winter dormancy cold tolerance, although I haven't been able to test that) is a trait that hasn't really been selectively bred for. I've had oreo x leuco hybrids in the past that looked amazing only under glass, but the oreo parent used wasn't a spectacular color form. Imagine breeding with purple throated oreos, or the super heavily veined clones that require no artificial suntan to color up!
Well, here's some new pics of S. oreophila purple throat MK017, pics taken 6/10/19:
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