Ancestral variants of rubra are quite rare in nature, so this makes the anthocyanin version of this plant super-duper rare! I'm not sure if these existed in nature to begin with, or if someone grew out seeds originally and this variant showed up. In any case, I think the ones we have in cultivation are the result of sibling crosses of the original AF plant. I have seen pictures of the AF ancestral in situ, but they could have very well been introduced, not positive. In any case, the landowner is a hardcore Sarracenia enthusiast and extremely talented grower (I don't know of many growers who can do what this guy does!), so needless to say, the original population in the wild where the AF ancestral is being housed is in the best hands they can possibly be! Since I didn't get permission to publish his name, I'm keeping that anonymous.
Anyhow, here are some photos of S. rubra ancestral 'anthocyanin free' Taylor Co, GA, pics taken 8/11/16:
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2016 13:20:46 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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