Here's a beautiful giant clone of S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis.
This giant S. psittacina is from Calhoun County, FL and is already producing gigantic spring pitchers. Last year, it didn't even come close to doing anything like this! The fall pitchers are the biggest, and I can't wait to see how big these get!
S. psittacina 'large red' Calhoun Co, FL:
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2013 21:45:49 GMT -5 by meizzwang
updated pics, taken 8/3/2012. Bear in mind, these plants can get way larger than what's seen below, as these are still summer traps, and the fall flush of pitchers haven't developed yet. Fall pitchers on S. psittacina tend to be way larger than the summer ones.
Here's a US quarter to show just how big these heads are:
For some reason, it hasn't flowered in years, despite being flowering sized, so I think that has a lot ot do with it. In the wild, most giant S. psittacinas didn't have flowers. Also, I've been replacing the media every other year or so, which has kept the roots very happy. I think once the plant gains momentum and is kept happy year after year, it keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Hey Mike, that pebble ground cover beneath your bogs looks like it does an excellent job at weed prevention (or is there weed matt beneath it?). Where is the natural source of the material? It looks spherically river worn for the most part.
Last Edit: Oct 4, 2013 1:30:07 GMT -5 by kiwiearl: Can't spell.......
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
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