Out of curiosity, did it consistently get that large every year? I'm really curious as to how minor genetics work in general... seems like they can make some of the smallest and largest Sarrs!
Yes, it grew large every year. There is a picture here. The first pic is of it in the wild - on the land of my parents' neighbour. The tall picture is of it in relocated to my parents property when the plot was developed. Other nearby plants did not grow as tall. I've seen plenty of this species in the wild and they show incredible adaptability and variability. Some had much darker pitcher coloration, reddish tinged petals, tiny mouths, smaller pitchers, and more white patches in the front. Maybe some psittacina ancestry? Others grew massive. You can even see some on street views on maps!
Unfortunately many sites I knew are extirpated. My old hometown is experiencing increasing urban sprawl. It's good to see an unusually large anthocyanin free form in cultivation.
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