Plants are in full bloom right now, but they're much shorter than normal because all the winter traps were cut down to the ground. This particular population is from the type locality (where the type specimen was acquired and used to describe the variant) which is now a slash pine plantation!
Notice how the Ware Co, GA population pictured above has a lot of color to it, they're very different from the Charlton Co, GA population that we have in cultivation. I have 2 different populations of the Ware Co, GA minor giants, and below is part of the second population. There's probably around 70 or 80 individuals housed in the collection, so there's an incredible amount of diversity! Lots of red and coppery forms, as well as red windowed variants. The shape of the traps are quite diverse as well, and with phenotypic variance, the shapes can appear different on the exact same clone from one year to the next! Let's not forget minor giants in general have great vigor and are pretty easy to grow.
Photos taken 8/9/19:
Nevermind the tomato plant to the bottom right, it's not that I'm too lazy to pull the plant out either! These volunteer tomatoes produce!
Colors and weird shapes:
got a little sun burnt, but new traps are replacing the old ones:
Nice classic minor giant shape and interesting green coloration below the mouth. That color trait has been known to be dominant in some crosses:
red outlined windows become more prominant as the traps age. This one is just starting to color up:
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