Technically, I would like to call this clone golden leucophylla, but you can't use latin with cultivar names, so there you have it: some obscure phonetic short-handed spelling for leucophylla. Hey, at least it's not "leucobra" (yes, take note Calen, haha!).
Anyhow, What do you get when you cross S. leucophylla with rubra wherryi (leucophylla=mother)? Lots and lots of muts, a few reddish looking plants with leucophylla dominance in color and shape, a few wherryi shaped traps with white tops (which are pretty darn cool), and then occasionally, you get these amazing golden plants like this one! This particular clone has the same exact shape as S. leucophylla, but a yellow-golden color and red veins. This color pattern isn't unique, but it's certainly extremely rare.
Photos taken 7/2/15: holy GOSH!
Just to pre-empt those who are about to email me, this is still a very small seedling, so some time is needed before divisions will become available. I will ask naturenutz if I can borrow some of his plant roids to help speed things up.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2015 14:00:35 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Gotta be careful wit them roids though: much like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Randy Savage, etc. it may make your crops "swole" but the cost is the plants become significantly more susceptible to rot aka death. I think Hulk Hogan and Arnold played their cards right and stopped early enough so the roids wouldn't kill them, but the late Randy Savage wasn't so lucky....I think the combination of roids and too many slim jims (unhealthy diet) may have given him health troubles later in life.
Our plants have evolved eating a diverse array of free-range organic insects, LOL
Post by billredlionpa on Jul 8, 2015 10:57:40 GMT -5
Very true; I almost 'aced out' (my favorite mike w expression) my vfts a few months ago with too much MaxSea foliar feeding. Botrytis showed up to the party and my basement smelled like sulphur for a week before I was sure I'd beaten it back. Interesting fact: Mrs. does NOT like the house smelling like sulphur. So, MaxSea could also end your marriage if you aren't careful
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