I am not very good at identifying hybrid heritage, so any help identifying these between two crosses would be greatly appreciated.
A few years ago I sowed some seed in two separate 6-cell seed trays and placed them next to each other then basically ignored them until repotting this spring. One had seed from (S. leucophylla purple lips x flava ornata) x leucophylla purple lips and the other seed from (S. Wilkerson Red x alata red-black) x Adrian Slack. It is possible seed could have been moved around between trays during a watering mishap or I may have mixed the tags up. Now that the seedlings are older, I am questioning whether or not seed and/or tags got mixed.
The below photos are two seedlings that grew up so close to each other that it looked like one plant, roots were entwined (three views of each seedling). They were in the tray labeled (S. leucophylla purple lips x flava ornata) x leucophylla purple lips along with the seedling in the last two photos. A lot of the seedlings in that tray show strong flava ornata influence but these I am unsure about.
Below are some seedlings from the Wilkerson Red cross tray. Now that I have been over-thinking the whole thing and getting a headache, I am not sure if these are labeled correctly or not as some of the seedlings in this tray look like some from the leuco cross tray.
If they look rather clearly like they're predominantly leucophylla, they're probably from the (leuco x flava) x leuco batch; however, unless you're good at picking out traits from severely diluted S. alata in the parentage, either cross has the potential of producing some rather similar hybrids, being as they're both predominantly leuco x flava parentage, and since moorei hybrid offspring can be really variable, you can more than easily end up with plants from one cross that look like they carry traits of the other cross (great example was one of Naturenuts' threads elsewhere, showing an 'Adrian Slack' offspring that was almost solid black in color, not what you'd expect from that parent at all).
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Thank you hcarlton. Your analysis does make sense to me so maybe there was not an “oops” with the tags. After looking at many photos online, I still for the life of me could not judge them. I think I can detect S. alata in some of the seedlings from the shape of the pitchers though.
I am still uncomfortable labeling the parentage on any of them since both crosses can produce similar offspring and the fact seed could have “jumped” between trays as I remember I once overwatered above these trays and the seed got heavily top watered from above just days after sowing, so I guess the lot will all become simply “hybrid” labels and most go into the “collection downsizing” (aka “find me a home”) pool for next year, haha.
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