Here's an interesting form of S. psittacina that has huge heads. These plants below are regular sized plants (so far), but the heads are still proportionally really large (it's really tough to tell from the photos). I've heard these plants can get gigantic...only time will tell:
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2012 10:07:32 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Neglected the heck out of these parrot pitcher plants (had to spend time with baby Ellie ) but this red golfball clone A is so vigorous it still produced an impressive plant. Photos taken 11/19/15: Can you guess which one is Golfball clone A? C'mon, even a dum-dum like me can figure it out:
For a while, I kept wondering why so many people want S.psittacina golfball clone A, but after looking at the photos above and below, it's clear that this dark red variant sticks out of the crowd! The red color doesn't quite kick in until the traps age a bit.
The propagation efforts a year ago for this clone was only partially successful, which explains the scarcity of this plant. Now that the mother plants is back in full force, if all goes to plan, I should have these available again summer 2019:
Didn't see your question until now jwalker, some claim that S. psittacina are less hardy than the other Sarracenias. On the other hand, there's reports of growing S. psittacina (and all of the Sarracenia species) outdoors in Canada year after year with great success. This probably means as long as you have your winter protection figured out, you can grow any Sarracenia outdoors in zones 6 and up. Zone 5 probably would work too, so long as you have a very well thought out method of protecting them from extreme cold and cold/thaw.
Anyways, some updated photos of S. psittacina 'Golfball' clone A, pics taken 12/11/18:
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2018 14:55:18 GMT -5 by meizzwang
That's exactly the problem I'm having with some of my plants. I'm my area it can be in the teens or colder and then in a couple days be 50 or 60. If you're talking about the guy that has 5he blog zone 6b hes got 5he great lakes to buffer his temps. Do u know if there are any psit that grow with oreo in the mountains that might have grown accustom to colder temps or or any populations farther north?
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