They sometimes don't fully color up until a week or two after they open:
But othertimes, they're already fully dark red even before the trap opens:
A pretty nice site:
Interestingly, I have 3 populations of the rubricorpora from Liberty Co, FL. The second population hasn't even started flwoering and there's no traps on any of the plants yet! Probably has to do with environment though, not sure: the ones pictured above are in the sunniest, warmest spot, whereas the second population is kept a bit cooler. could be genetics too though, not sure...
Some more various select clones of S. flava var. rubricporpora Liberty Co, FL. Pics taken 6/18/19:
Look at that color...WOW!
I don't know of a single clone of rubricorpora from Liberty Co, FL that doesn't have the lid color up as the trap ages. That pristine, yellow lid you see all the time is from freshly opened traps. here's a typical trap's lid after it has aged a bit:
And a somewhat newly opened lid:
Divisions from new, select genetics. These went through very strict selective pressure: only plants that color up relatively easily were divided and propagated for distribution. Exact plants offered for sale, only the best colored ones get sent. Some of these might be the very dark purple variants:
Some new pics, taken 6/25/19. First up, a pretty dark one (to the right):
Regarding lid color, after growing hundreds of different clones from Liberty Co, FL, it seems I haven't come across a single one that maintains that solid yellow top. Almost all of them open up with yellow lids, but as the trap ages, red pigments tend to infiltrate, here's what I'm talking about-old, aged trap to the left, newly open trap to the right:
Not the best pic, but you can see a lot of older lids in this pic, notice the production of red anthocyanins:
Here's another good example, a middle aged trap and an older trap, these are from the same exact plant. not all traps have their lids turn this red:
Some clones start off with pretty red lids though:
at this time of the year, rubricorporas from Liberty Co, FL are usually brown, crispy, and completely dormant, but I did find a straggler plant that still has a good looking trap on it! Does this plant have unique genetics, or is it environmental? Pics taken 10/31/19:
Here's S. flava var. rubricorpora (new genetics) Liberty Co, FL. Grew out several hundred seedlings, narrowed it down to 29 individuals that stood out from the rest, but truth be told, there might still be more in the batch to select out. These were selected for the ease by which they color up relative to the rest of the seedlings. Surprisingly, a few of these are dark clones that appear to be performing for the first time this year, will probably do a write up on each stand out individual once they fully color up. Just like the atropurpureas, the darker clones don't fully color up out here until the traps have aged for a while. There's also one individual with an unusually gigantic lid, will do a write up soon, so stay tuned! These rubricorpora traps were late to emerge because of our unusually cool weather this year, we're maybe 2-3 weeks behind previous years.
The divisions being offered now come from these plants!
Pics taken 5/5/20 and probably on some other days:
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