Here's one of the many "chameleon clones" from Baldwin Co, AL: for the most part, this clone looks like a regular leucophylla for most of the grow season, but the fall traps all of the sudden turn out to be this outrageously white color that you'd never expect to see coming from an otherwise ordinary looking plant.
Pictures below don't do this clone justice, it can get SOLID white....hopefully this year there will be some super bright, solid white traps on this plant. It's named "the one" because that's exactly what it is, second to none. Trouble is, if a better chameleon clone shows up in the future, perhaps the name can be amended to "no longer the one?" LOL
Anyhow, here's pics of this clone taken last fall, the rhizome started to rot and that usually means there's very little chance of saving the plant (it had no side shoots at the time), but this is one of the rare cases that the plant was saved somehow...I babied it for Corey aka BOG JESUS! It now has little baby side shoots, so there's good hope for backup clone production in near future:
And here's the EXACT SAME PLANT, photos taken 5/5/17:
Seriously, would you think this is a solid white alba?
No, Mike Wang didn't mislabel this plant, with 100% certainty, it's the same clone as pictured above during the fall:
Last Edit: May 11, 2017 16:43:14 GMT -5 by meizzwang
So glad I didn't lose this plant! Fingers are crossed (with a few prayers to Bog Jesus, even if he doesn't listen to my prayers) hoping to get some really bright white fall traps on this plant.
Regardless of whether I can get this plant to perform this year or not, from a genetic stand point, it was shocking to see that this plant truly is "the one" when it comes to breeding! I'm starting to see some incredibly white offspring with one cross in particular involving this plant, more details to be continued when I actually have some good photos to show. It's too early to say much more than that.
In the meantime, here's some not-so-white traps of the elusive chameleon clone of S. leucophylla var. alba 'the one' Baldwin Co, AL. Experienced leuco. growers can totally tell just by looking at these late summer pitchers that this clone can get very white. Photos taken 8/18/18:
These little baby traps are a dead giveaway that this is an alba. Notice how different they appear (ie. more solid white) than many of the pics above, that's the chameleon conundrum.
Some new pics of S. leucophylla var. alba 'the one' Baldwin Co, AL. currently in my top 5 for alba breeding: alba traits are generally recessive, but it appears to be dominant with this clone. It's hard to get this plant to color up, and I still don't think this clone has been taken to its fullest potential just yet. Pics taken 10/10/19:
for the sake of documentation, here's some early summer traps. Nothing special, but important to remember that you can't judge the quality of an alba just by the spring/summer traps, it's important to wait until you get the fall flush to see the fullest potential of a particular clone. Pic taken 6/6/20:
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