This clone is originally from Washington Co, AL. An interesting feature of this plant is that it can get up to 3 ft tall, is extremely vigorous, and forms beautiful large specimen plants over time. I originally got this clone from Art Junier, and have never seen anyone else who has anything that looks like it. Clones in Europe called Chatom Giant look completely different. This one is the real deal!
I've spoken with some field experts, and they've reported that the chatom giant population in Washington Co, AL was heavily shaded many years ago, and unless it has been cleared or burned, they think it's very likely this population either no longer exists, or is struggling to hang on today.
Anyhow, this clone is thriving in cultivation in various collections. These are the spring pitchers...the summer/fall pitchers are a lot more impressive:
S. rubra wherryi Chatom giant in the upper left hand corner of the photo. S. jonesii is to the right:
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2018 12:54:58 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Some more clarification about this clone: We recently visited the site (2013) where it originated and with little surprise, it's now a thick forest. Reports from 2004 indicated the site was overgrown and the plants were etiolated. Not a single sarracenia is left regretfully (it looks like the site was altered many years back, so the plants were likely destroyed some time ago). We were told this site also had gigantic S. psittacina (Parrot Pitcher Plants). This particular clone has been in cultivation for more than 20 years.
This clone has been distributed like crazy here in the US, and I'm shocked by how little breeding has been done with it. Does anyone have pictures of hybrids they made from this clone?
wireman:totally missed your comment, gosh it's been more than a year! Indeed, I think many of us are starting to believe that the majority of color variants of Sarracenia (if not all of them) are of hybrid origin.
some new photos, taken 10/5/16. What you can't tell from the photos is how much cursing I did this morning when trying to take these shots, it was difficult:
Lots of F bombs came out when it was realized that the photo below was slightly out of focus. There was only about 5 minutes of good light before it was too bright to take anymore shots:
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