S. alata screams from this plant, but considering how much could be in the parentage leave it as an unlabeled plant. S. jonesii tends to look a lot like alata in some cases, the rest of the rubra complex can hold similarities, oreophila as well in some cases, and with how stout the plant is it could be a stocky alata trait but I doubt it....
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Post by alabamens!s on Jul 17, 2017 21:04:42 GMT -5
Still curious about this unknown hybrid. I stunted its growth last season, but then repotted it. This season it flowered, and the flowers smell exactly like Dr. Pepper (and are the color of a Dr. Pepper can), so I've taken to calling it "Dr. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The name works because it grows rather bushy.
This is the plant at the time I bought it, which gives you and idea of what mature pitchers will look like:
Let's start with the flower: The flower is red, not what normally appears with alata x rubra. Adding minor increases the yellow, so unlikely within several generations. Alabamensis can have marked areoles and have deep red flowers. Also, the fragrance in the "rubra" complex is a trademark of the group, no matter how you define the species. Normally, that gets severely muted in a first-generation cross.
By your observations and probability, you're likely dealing with an alata x alabamensis back cross, most likely to alabamensis or wherryi to get the fragrance and color. One usually can guess intermediate traits; the more rubra, alabamensis, etc., the shorter the pitchers will be and darker the flowers, more fragrant, in a rubra x alata cross. rubra ssp. wherryi, or whatever you call it, can substitute for alabamensis in this case, as faint areoles can appear. This back cross would exhibit smaller flowers, in general. I see more coppery new growth in more of our wherryi than in our alabamensis. Since your hybrid has coppery color, the possible wherryi is recent in the hybrid lineup. Jonesii is also possible.
So, my best guesses: (alata x alabamensis) x wherryi
(alata x alabamensis) x jonesii (likely taller than the above)
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