Post by meizzwang on Sept 15, 2016 18:29:03 GMT -5
A few red clones exist from Liberty Co, FL, although you can find red variants throughout the range of S. leucophylla. Much like var. albas, red variants are typically the minority in any population, so they are relatively rare overall. The color on this particular Liberty Co, FL clone is typical for a red variant, it's not super-dark like you see in some clones from Covington Co, AL or Franklin Co, FL. However, this particular clone is beautiful in its own right and has quite a bit of red on it that stretches down the petiole quite a bit.
Photos taken 9/6/15 and 9/15/16: The first two photos are when the trap just opened:
Not the best pictures, but gives you an idea of what the traps look like after they've aged for a little bit. This is absolutely the best red individual that I've ever seen from Liberty Co, FL. Photos taken 9/17/16:
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2016 17:04:42 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Some updated photos. Last winter, this clone was transplanted for the first time in almost 5 years, and it really colored up in response! The color on the underside of the lid is surprisingly pink, not sure I've ever seen any other red leucophylla like that! The lips also really colored up this season, and the red coloration on the body of the trap also stretches pretty far down. Pics taken 10/31/19:
S. leucophylla 'dark red' Liberty Co, FL. A very special clone that gets darker than the others! Long lasting traps is an added bonus: most of the leucophyllas in the collection have turned brown by now, but these still look decent! Pics taken 12/1/20:
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